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Mental Health and Women
When women find it hard to talk about difficult feelings, they tend to internalize them. This can lead to or worsen conditions like depression, eating disorders, and self-harm. Men are more likely to act out their feelings through disruptive or anti-social behavior, which gains more attention in society.
On the other hand, some factors protect women’s mental health: they tend to have better social networks than men, find it easier to confide in their friends and are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem.
SOURCE: Mental Health Foundation
Facts on Women's Mental Health
1 in 5 American Women Has a Mental Health Condition
Some Mental Health Conditions Affect More Women than Men. These include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and eating disorders
There are Disorders that Only Affect Females such as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Postpartum Depression, Perimenopausal Depression
SOURCE: Duke Health
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