Women's mental health worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact women disproportionately and has exacerbated women’s vulnerability. Research has demonstrated that mental illness can affect women differently due to biological, cultural, and societal factors. It’s time we recognize that mental health treatment must be tailored to women in order to address underlying factors that adversely affect women’s health and functioning. 

Research Articles

Women's Mental Health in the Times of Covid-19 Pandemic

Even if the fatality rate has been twice higher for men than for women, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected women more than men, both as frontline workers and at home.

Study Finds Sex Differences in Mental Illness

When it comes to mental illness, the sexes are different: Women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression, while men tend toward substance abuse or antisocial disorders, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

Women’s Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety

Sex ratios for selected mental disorders such as major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder are much higher in women than men. Anxiety disorders constitute the most prevalent mental disorder in adults, and affect twice as many women as men.

Inequality and Women's Mental Health

Over the last decade far-reaching changes have taken place in our beliefs and expectations about women’s roles and identities in the contexts of work, family, and community. These changes have been accompanied by an unprecedented expansion of knowledge and literature that attempts to understand and to convey the female experience.

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