Why Does the UK Have the Best Anxiety Sites?

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I'm from the U.S. but all of my research on anxiety leads me to sites from the UK. Are you a particularly anxious lot or just have better medical resources?  Humorous comments are welcome. I could use a good laugh today smile

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    We live on a small rock which is foggy 11 months of the year!  What's not to get depressed about!

    Personally, I find British people more 'pessimistic' than Americans. I think you could also call it 'over-cautious'.  I don't think that is bad... just a personality trait. I found people from other northern European countries such as Finland, Denmark also quite 'dark'. It is 'dark' but ironically produces some of the best comedy!

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    Perhaps the dismal weather in the Uk has something to do with it.  But I don't expect all parts of the USA are warm and sunny are they?  Not sure our medical resources are better, but I say thank goodness for The National Health, but don't know if it makes a difference where anxiety is concerned.

    Been a lot on news lately about better help for people with mental health problems, so perhaps there is more publicity lately.  I don't know if the British are more anxious than any other nation.  Interesting research though!!

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      No, weather is only really nice here in a few places.  I'm from Chicago and it's cold. The sun just peaked out yesterday after hiding for 6 days.

      I really appreciate the UK websites. They've been a great help to me. Mental Health hasn't been in the news too much here. I think your culture is probably a little more accepting to it, but the rates are probably the same. With all this technology that let's us do vastly more things than we did in the past I think we are going to see major increases in anxiety and depression. Not that technology is a bad thing. Just something we have to adapt to. 

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