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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