Anxiety disorders 'most common among women and young adults'

Posted on June 7, 2016

The authors acknowledge that while anxiety disorders is a growing area of interest, there are some limitations to existing research. In particular, marginalized groups were underrepresented in the reviews the researchers looked at.

While anxiety disorders are an important issue among people identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB), for example, only one of the 48 reviews looked at LGB groups.

Prof. Carol Brayne, Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, expands on this problem:

"Even with a reasonably large number of studies of anxiety disorder, data about marginalized groups is hard to find, and these are people who are likely to be at an even greater risk than the general population."

"We hope that, by identifying these gaps, future research can be directed towards these groups and include greater understanding of how such evidence can help reduce individual and population burdens," she concludes.

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Category(s):Anxiety, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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