A global review of anxiety by Cambridge University has revealed that women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men.
Its authors from Cambridge University say that as well as women, young people under 35 and those with health problems are particularly affected.
They estimate that four in every 100 people have anxiety.
The review which covered 48 pieces of published work says more research is needed to find out which other communities are at high risk.
Published in the journal Brain and Behavior, the global review found that more than 60 million people were affected by anxiety disorders every year in the EU.
Treating anxiety with clinical hypnotherapy is one of hypnotherapy’s successes as anxiety is often rooted in a previous experience that triggered fear or in a general anxiety and worry about a situation at home or at work.