Latest news for 3 Sep 2015

The anxiety puzzle: deprivation leads to increased anxiety in women, but not in men.

A study of the factors in society which can lead to the development of anxiety, led by Churchill postgrad student Olivia Remes in the University’s Institute of Public Health, has attracted widespread publicity. Using data collected from over 20,000 men and women, Olivia showed that women living in more deprived areas in the UK were almost twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as those living in areas that were not deprived, but this link between poverty and anxiety does not exist in men.