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05 Mar 2015

Women health is often neglected, especially in India due to a lot of reasons like too many balancing responsibilities, stress in house, stress at work, poor diet, sleep and so on. But it calls for utmost attention and care. And often its women themselves who tend ignore various aspects of their health-physical, emotional and mental. It’s not only important to seek help when you fall physically ill or face severe psychological disturbances but it’s also of utmost importance to continually strive towards maintaining general well-being good physical and emotional health. Efforts on daily basis should be made to maintain a good regime that adds to your personal growth in totality.  


Women are vulnerable to the following mental health disorders


  • Depression (According to WHO, Depression is not only the most common women's mental health problem but may be more persistent in women than men. More research is needed.)
  • The high prevalence of sexual  violence to which women are exposed and the correspondingly high rate of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following such violence, renders women the largest single group of people affected by this disorder
  • Gender bias leading to discrimination at work and home
  • Mental health issues related to pregnancy
  • Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders


World Health Organization has published the following facts which tell why women's mental health requires attention

  • Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% among men.
  • Leading mental health problems of the older adults are depression, organic brain syndromes and dementias. A majority are women.
  • An estimated 80% of 50 million people affected by violent conflicts, civil wars, disasters, and displacement are women and children.
  • Lifetime prevalence rate of violence against women ranges from 16% to 50%.
  • At least one in five women suffer rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.





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