Women often have different outcomes and experiences with mental illness compared to men. However, there is still a 'gender-blind' approach to the understanding and development of new treatments for mental illness. The emphasis is on: women and schizophrenia, depression in women and existing sex differences in anxiety disorders (including phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder). Utilizing gender differences in the onset, course and outcomes of mental illness may enable a better development of best outcomes for women with mental illness.
- mental health
- mental illness