Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety and panic disorder than men.

November 6, 2006 9:55pm CST
They say, women are as twice as likely to suffer from anxiety and panic disorder as compared to men. Do you agree? If yes, what remedies you suggest? Many factors - genetic,social, biological and psycological- contibute to excessive worries, anxiety and panic that women often suffer from, which sometimes lead to hypertension and phobias. Can you cite some common instances and events, in this context?
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@ennyj86 (26)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I get anxiety attacks. I'm in college, so sometimes before I got a test back I start feeling like I am choking or having a heart attack. Some smells trigger it too, like the burning rubber smell of a car crash (I've been in one and my best friend got killed in another one shortly afterwards, I don't know if it's considered a panic attack or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The panic attacks come out of nowhere. I could be thinking about the future and freak out about not getting into the grad school I want to go to and I'd feel like I'm shrinking or falling backwards from everything else. It's hard to explain, but it's a really scary feeling. I went to the doctor and he gave me Klonopin, and it helps a lot.