Why the rise in anxiety among young women?4 November 2016, Josefien Breedvelt
Josefien Breedvelt explores the possible causes of a recent increase in anxiety among young women and suggests what we can do to find out more.
New survey highlights mental health gender differences29 September 2016, Lauren Chakkalackal
Lauren Chakkalackal gives her initial thoughts on the newly released 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey.
Mental health statistics: men and women
Mental health problems affect both men and women, but not in equal measure.
Cat's story: Living with premenstrual dysphoric disorder
I have lived with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) since I was 13, but I was only diagnosed at 27. For over 10 years I had been diagnosed as depressed and in and out of community mental health departments. After stopping the Pill and having a baby aged 21, my hormones went crazy and I suffered pre- and postnatal depression. In the years that followed I began noticing a pattern to my moods and depression. At times, I thought I really was severely mentally ill. I always had PMS, but I realised that my worst times happened when I was due on my period. My PMS was so severe that it had begun...
Women and mental health
Mental health problems affect women and men equally, but some are more common among women.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
Many women experience changes in their body or mood before their menstrual flow begins. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is the name given to a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman's period.