by Marks Psychiatry
Women are twice as likely as men to suffer major depression, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Analyzing the most recent research on women’s mental health issues, the report, Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health, examines the role gender plans in treating and coping with mental illness issues such as depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder brought on by trauma and violence.
Analysis discovered that not only are women twice as likely as men to suffer depression, but women suffer anxiety disorders at a rate two to three times greater than men. Women are also at far greater risk than men for post traumatic stress disorder, a discovery that could significantly impact the treatment of female war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.