Gender-Sensitive Mental Health Care: What Is It and Why Is it Important?

There is an increasing recognition that gender is an important indicator of health differences, influencing how a person experiences mental health problem. However, the field of mental health has largely operated on a gender-neutral premise, assuming that women and men’s development and experience of mental illness over their life span are universal. What Is the…

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Women and Depression

Depression is a serious mental health condition that is prevalent in the United States and beyond. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 20% of Americans will experience depression over the span of their lives. If someone experiences sadness, emptiness, sleep disturbances, irritability, concentration difficulty, changes in appetite, restlessness, a lack of interest/pleasure…

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