Anxiety Disorders in Women

  • Amaury Cantilino
  • Carla Fonseca Zambaldi


Anxiety disorders are approximately twice as prevalent in women as they are in men. There are several biological, psychological, and social factors related to these differences. Anxiety disorder in women cause significant suffering as well as produce negative repercussions, and it may impact mother-baby relationship and child’s emotional development. This chapter discusses prevalence, risk factors, and clinical presentation of separation anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), panic disorder, agoraphobia, and generalized anxiety disorder in women.


Anxiety disorders Panic disorder Specific phobia Social anxiety disorder Women 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amaury Cantilino
    • 1
  • Carla Fonseca Zambaldi
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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