In The News15 Jan 2014
Women far more likely than men to seek counselling for anxiety
Two thirds of people getting counselling for anxiety and depression on NHS are women, analysis has revealed for the first time.
Mental health charities said the figures reflectd the fact women were far more likely than men to seek help if they felt unable to cope.
The figures from NHS clinics across England show that in 2012/13, more than 750,000 people were referred for counselling for anxiety or depresssion – and 62 per cent of cases were women.
Younger people were far more likely than older generations to seek help, the figures form the Health and Social Care Information Centre show.
Those aged 20 to 49 made up 71 per cent of referrals, with those in their 20s making up the largest number undergoing counselling for the conditions.
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