If you've ever felt the familiar pounding, racing heart, dizziness and shortness of breath that comes with a panic attack, you're not alone.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions, affecting almost 20 percent of the U.S. population — and women are 60 percent more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder over their lifetime.
Mohammed Milad, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- "Why do so many women suffer from anxiety? Is it something inherent in being female, are we more attuned to our moods? Or is that breath-clenching feeling of impending doom hard-wired?"
- "Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs — anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim."
This segment aired on April 27, 2015.