Mental Health » Women’s Mental Health


Throughout a woman’s life, there are various stressors, as well as hormonal transitions, which can affect symptoms of mood and anxiety. Evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist and/or therapist using evidence-based medication management and therapeutic interventions can be very effective.

Some mental health conditions occur more often in women and can play a significant role in the state of a woman’s overall health.

While men experience higher rates of autism, early onset schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, and alcoholism, mental health conditions more common in women include:

  • Depression. Women are twice as likely as men (12 percent of women compared to 6 percent of men) to get depression.

  • Anxiety and specific phobias. Although men and women are affected equally by such mental health conditions as obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobias, women are twice as likely as men to have panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias.

  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Women are twice as likely to develop PTSDfollowing a traumatic event.

  • Suicide attempts. Men die from suicide at four times the rate that women do, but women attempt suicide two or three times more often than men.

  • Eating disorders. Women account for at least 85 percent of all anorexia and bulimiacases and 65 percent of binge-eating disorder cases.


Our comprehensive care includes psychiatric evaluation and treatment of women with:

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • Mood disorders

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • Postpartum anxiety

  • Postpartum depression

  • Postpartum psychosis

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