Anxiety facts and statistics


  • In any one year it is sestimated that a staggering  one in four of the british population will experience a mental health problem.
  • Of these, mixed anxiety and depression are the most common mental health disorders experienced in UK.
  • Anxiety, as defined in our introduction, affects around 16% of the population at any one time.
  • Stress (a condition related to anxiety) is the second most reported ill-health condition after musculo-skeletal problems with respect to work related problems.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (see Types of Anxiety) affects 2-5% of people but accounts for 30% of the mental health problems in people seen by GPs (Source: Department of Work and Pensions).
  • Although women are upto 3x more likely to be treated for a mental health problem than men -
  1. A staggering statistic is that men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women in UK.
  2. Men also present much higher rates of drug and alohol addictions.
  • In our Uncovered report we found that 67% of the british population state that money worries cause them anxiety.
  • 34% of the UK population agreed that they use alcohol for this purpose. Broken down, this relates to 37% of men and 30% of women admitting that they are likely to turn to alcohol to cope with low mood, anxiety or depression.
  • The Uncovered report also found that 48%of the population is more likely use Google than go to a GP when faced with a mental health problem.

For more information on Anxiety please visit:

What Is Anxiety
Fight or Flight
Anxiety Symptoms
Anxiety Disorders
Coping with Anxiety
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Panic Attacks
No More Panic
Anxiety Treatment
Anxiety Management
Managing Stress
Anxiety and Debt
Social Anxiety
Anxiety as a Result of Domestic Abuse
Work Related Stress
Anxiety and Substance Abuse

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