Stress, Multitasking Make Women Prone to Mental Health Problems

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 29, 2013 at 8:20 AM Mental Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

A recent insight has revealed that women are more prone to suffering mental health issues as compared to men.
 Stress, Multitasking Make Women Prone to Mental Health Problems
Stress, Multitasking Make Women Prone to Mental Health Problems

Women are nearly 75% more likely than men to suffer from anxiety disorders. The good part is women are likely to report it than men. The study showed that men tend to report substance misuse disorders rather than other forms of mental health issues.

"It could simply be that people have stereotypes about anxiety and that it's more socially acceptable for a woman to be anxious. While for men, it may look out of character. They may be expected to be less emotional and more assertive. Women tend to seek emotional support by talking about their fears. On average, men tend to engage more in avoidance," researchers said.

Multitasking on the part of women contribute to stress and adds to the monotony of women's lives. Single parenting, handling careers and managing the home front smoothly can put women under a lot of stress and this is thought to affect their emotional health. This is one of the reasons why women are more prone to suffer anxiety disorders and depression.



Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Adolescence Depression Anxiety Disorder Reiki-A Holistic Healing Method Flowers And What They Mean To Us Health Insurance - India Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Mental Health - Neurosis vs Psychosis 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...