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Statistics

“There is no greater risk factor for anxiety disorder than being female.”  - Andrea Peterson

If you’re an anxious woman, you’re not alone. 

There are so many anxiety triggers in our modern lives and women suffer more than anyone. The lists of statistics below outline some of the reasons why it's so important to acknowledge ....

General Statistics

  • Women in this country are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety.

  • They’re also more likely to be put on medication. While one in four American women is prescribed medication for a mental health condition, only 15% of men are on medication.

  • Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (PA) and Specific Phobias.

  • Women are more likely to be diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

 

Money Related Statistics

  • 81% of women stress about their financial future compared to 72% of men and here’s why:

    • They’re still only paid three quarters of what men make for the same job

    • They’re the ones who take time off to care for children and aging parents

    • They have less money saved for retirement

    • They live seven years longer than men

    • Women are 38% more likely to live in poverty than men 

 

Trauma Related Statistics

“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect, while most women fear

rape and death.”   - Gavin de Becker

  • Women are three times more likely to be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Here’s why:

    • Half of all women have experienced trauma in their lives

    • One in four have faced an attempted or complete sexual assault

    • One in three women report being abused by a domestic partner

 

Lifestyle Related Statistics

  • Women are the most sleep deprived people in the country. 16% report missing one or more days of work in the past month due to lack of sleep, 67% report having a sleep problem a few nights a week

  • On average women have nearly thirteen negative thoughts a day about their bodies, nearly one an hour

  • 60% of women don’t get the recommended two and a half hours a week of moderate physical activity.

  • 87% of women worry about the state of their home

 

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