Women's mental health: an overview

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalWomen's Health Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006


  • gender
  • mental health
  • mental illness
  • women

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