The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) launched an exciting new initiative “Turning a Laser-Focus on Women’s Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Related Disorders” upon receipt of the Hope and Grace grant in the fall of 2017.
Anxiety is a much more common problem for women than it is for men. While this may be due in part to cultural and societal traditions and expectations, it is also due to the chemicals that make up our bodies and the myriad of physical changes that occur in women’s bodies and not in men’s.
Women are more than twice as likely as men to get an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. 2 Also, some types of anxiety disorders affect some women more than others: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects more American Indian/Alaskan Native women than women of other races and ethnicities.
Sleep problems and anxiety disorder often go hand in hand. Make getting good rest a priority. Make getting good rest a priority. Follow a relaxing bedtime routine.
Anxiety and Panic Panic attacks are intense periods of fear or feelings of doom developing over a very short time frame — up to 10 minutes — and associated with at least four of the following
Why Women Are More Prone to Panic Attacks and Anxiety. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that acts as a messenger to transmit signals within the brain. Low serotonin levels are well-recognized by the medical community as a primary cause of panic attacks, depression and other signs of anxiety in women.
At Women’s Health Network, we’ve had great success helping patients find relief from depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability without drugs, using a natural approach that deals with the causes.