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Anxiety looks different in men and women - and not in the ways you might think.
Both societal expectations and biology may cause high-functioning anxiety disorder to manifest differently in men and women.
According to Dr. Jeff Nalin, a clinical psychologist and the founder of Paradigm Malibu treatment center, "Studies have linked hormonal differences with stress and anxiety, as women experience greater hormone level fluctuations, which can affect mood." He says about men, “Very often, men tend to respond to stress by holding in their feelings or conversely by lashing out with bursts of anger and irritability.”
So here are 5 ways anxiety in women looks different than it does in men.
While anyone can experience anxiety, knowing how it looks can make it easier to keep the disorder at bay.
For more information on anxiety, watch our original series Understanding the Anxious Self with Dr. Ramani. I’m Kyle Kittleson, and remember, whatever you’re going through, you got this.
This content is intended for informational purposes only. It should not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your doctor immediately.