“I've been meditating for years. It's gotten to the point where I can very easily meditate until my mind goes blank. But then the problem is, there is no one to blame.” ― Garry Shandling
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
"The curse of MANXIETY: How men worry themselves to death"
Daily Mail: Men who suffer from severe anxiety are twice as likely to die from cancer than men who do not, a study has found.
But women with the mental health condition were at no greater risk, researchers said.
They suggest anxious men may be more likely to ‘self-medicate’ their anxiety by drinking and smoking more than women, both factors that increase the likelihood of getting cancer.
Women may also be quicker at going to the doctor – allowing the cancer to be detected earlier, making it easier to treat.
A study of 15,938 Britons looked at those who had also been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. The disorder is characterised by excessive, uncontrollable worry about many areas of life, the researchers said.
Symptoms can include muscle tension, insomnia, an inability to concentrate and restlessness. A total of 126 men (1.8 per cent in the study) and 215 women (2.4 per cent) were found to have the disorder in the study.