Women and Anxiety/Panic

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debaser
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   Posted 8/31/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I have a post up at my blog that is supposed to be an open discussion regarding women's issues and how they relate to A/P. I have a lot of readers on my blog but few commenters, so I'd like to ask if some of you ladies would like to participate. The link to my blog is in the signature below.

Hope this doesn't violate any rules or anything. I'm not plugging the blog, per se...just trying to get a discussion going over there and that's all. I don't really have anything to gain from extra traffic...I just want the opinions.

Thanks,
Debaser
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stkitt
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   Posted 8/31/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Debase

If you think women have different issues why not ask that question here?  Then we can ask if men have different issues......lol. Sorry, I could not resist.  You know I have to tease you once in a while. yeah


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debaser
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   Posted 8/31/2007 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, first of all it's DebaseR. With an R. Thank you very much!

I debase things, people, etc.

I KNOW that women must have different issues than men. Like it says in the post, women are twice as likely to suffer anxiety disorders than men (NIMH). Since I'm a guy, my blog is guy-centric and I thought I'd get another point of view on there, that's all. Your comment would be appreciated, Kitt.
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stkitt
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   Posted 9/1/2007 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Debaser

2nd of all it is stkitt like in Saint..................lol. You are sure you want me to post on your blog?  Well I sure will try and if I can't figure out how, I will ask you my friend.

Now you beat me constantly in Trivia so cut this lady some slack when it comes to humor. Laughter is good for the soul.

Huggles to you this sunny morning.


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debaser
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   Posted 9/1/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, like I said, I am not personally going to get into the discussion over there. But the point you raised was an interesting one. I don't think the NIMH simply counted how many people were diagnosed with anxiety/panic...if the statistics were derived from a clinical study, then the numbers should be accurate. But I haven't seen the source study and it could be that women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with it than men, which would be different and perhaps support what you say.

With A/P and panic in particular, though, isn't it such a WEIRD disease that even most men would seek diagnoses? I mean, I got so sick I literally thought I was dying. Prior to my gallbladder going bad (which is what precipitated A/P for me), I literally hadn't seen a doctor in probably five or six years! But I sure went for those symptoms!

I don't know. I probably shouldn't have thrown that number out there without knowing how it was derived, but it does seem like most people with anxiety who are willing to talk about it are women, at least.

I'm surprised that hormones and all that stuff doesn't play a bigger role. I'm sure I'm going to get yelled at for this, but every girl I ever dated seemed to go a little nuts every now and then. If they had A/P it looks like it would be even worse.
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stkitt
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   Posted 9/1/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Debaser

You may get hog tied for that comment, so I hope you can run fast.

Perhaps it was immaturity and not the hormones of your girlfriends to cause them act a bit strange?

 


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Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/2/2007 9:59:30 AM (GMT-6)


debaser
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   Posted 9/1/2007 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Well that's what they said it was! There needs to be a high school class on this so guys have a chance to separate fact and fiction. I blame the schools!
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stkitt
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   Posted 9/1/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I do believe they teach that class to girls in 6th grade. 


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Kitt
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/2/2007 9:59:58 AM (GMT-6)


debaser
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   Posted 9/1/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I grew up in the bible belt. It wasn't until 26 years old that I learned babies didn't come from storks.

And I'd like to thank all of the lovely ladies at Healing Well for the overwhelming response at my blog. I got five comments! Wow.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/3/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Debaser
When I am totally outta this fog from IV and sores like by tomorrow as I ripped it out ( IV that is ) I will make a comment ....Yes I do believe women and Men face different scenarios and sypmtoms......will discuss further in your blog
okay
Be there tomorrow morning

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