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Women & Young People Under Age 35 Are Most Vulnerable To Anxiety Disorders: Study

Anxiety is an incredibly common mental health disorder in the Western world, yet we often brush it off as something that is within an individual’s control. Anxiety sufferers are likely used to hearing comments like “stop worrying so much,” “just calm down,” or “quit being so negative,” even though halting those anxious thoughts is easier said than done.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge hope to raise awareness of the disorder with a new study published in the journal Brain and Behavior. The study, which analyzed nearly 50 systematic reviews on which groups of people are most vulnerable to anxiety disorders, found that women and young people in particular were at greatest risk of developing anxiety.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/anxiety-anxiety-disorders-mental-health-womens-health-388732

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Great info. Thanks for posting.

My son, now 22, has struggled with anxiety, Tourette's and OCD for as long as I can remember. Doctors have said they often go together........I think he referred to it as a "triad". It was also thought that it may be as a result of his birth moms drug use while pregnant and, possibly, the prematurity. He was born at 24 weeks, weighing just 1lb 9 ozs. We managed much of it when he was younger by eliminating certain things from his diet, which made a huge difference. Now that he's an adult, I can't really tell him what he can and can't eat, but as he's gotten older, it has mellowed A LOT! We were told it often goes away during puberty and, while it didn't go away, that was about the time he started to mellow.

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Wow LupieD - One thing that has never been in doubt in all of your posts here, is that you are one strong woman.  I really admire you.

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I don't suffer from an anxiety disorder but my daughter does. It's not crippling for her as she knows her triggers and how to soothe herself (she's 22) but there have been times in my life where I've felt anxious and I know that's not even 1/10th of what people who suffer from anxiety disorders go through. I can't imagine how awful it must be to feel that way and to have no control over it and to feel it to such an extent as some people do. My heart really goes out to those who have to deal with an anxiety disorder.
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Hi! My name is Bethany and I was diagnosed with lupus at age 16. I am 18 now, and was just hired as a writer for Odyssey. For my first article, I wrote about my lupus. It's an open letter to mother of children with lupus. It would mean the world to me if you would share my link on your page and encourage others to share it as well. I'm hoping to bring more awareness to lupus through my writing. Thank you!
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/an-open-letter-to-my-mom-mother-of-daughter-with-lupus
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Hi! My name is Bethany and I was diagnosed with lupus at age 16. I am 18 now, and was just hired as a writer for Odyssey.


"Odyssey was founded at Indiana University by two students, Evan Burns and Adrian France..."

& they recently received $25 million in start-up cash & are promoting the heck out of it.

@Bethany - how much do they pay writers?

thanks  :   )



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Bethany, you are an incredible young woman and daughter.  Your insight into what your mom is going through is really special for someone your age.  I'm sorry you've been through this in your young life.  I have another website I'm working on and I'll post it there.

In the meantime, have you sent this directly to the LFA main site?  This may be something they'll want to re-publish there.

Also, remember that we're here for support for both you and your mom.

Good job!!

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This is an awesome article thank you







Note: Please excuse any misspelled works or grammar errors. I have CNS lupus and brain lesions and use a program to help me type

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My daughter Shelby was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder when she was 11. I've had an anxiety disorder since 2002. It got better when Shelby's dad and I divorced. Before that-- they wanted to do an ablation on my heart. My anxiety was that bad. Since Shelby was diagnosed--my anxiety has returned.
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