Some disorders are more common in women than men. The reason behind this is, women may experience these illnesses differently and the course of the illness can be affected by the gender of the individual. There is no single reason for this gap but multiple factors play their role like-biological, social, cultural, socio-economical etc. Common mental health disorders more commonly found in women than men are:
Depression: Around 10 to 15% of women experience depression in their lives at some point. During their lifespan women undergo significant biological changes, these changes can lead to diseases, malfunction, or disruption. During the time of childbirth, hormones play a significant role which can initiate disorders like postpartum depression, postpartum blues etc. women also tend to develop a premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Symptoms of depression are:
Anxiety: Anxiety is a feeling that can disturb with daily activities like school work, job performance, and relationships. Many kinds of anxiety disorders are found which commonly include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder or anxiety disorder etc.
Symptoms of anxiety are:
Eating Disorder: It is a fatal and serious disorder that can even cause severe disturbance to eating behaviors of the person. Obsessions and compulsion with weight, body shape, and food can also lead to eating disorder.
Common symptoms of the eating disorder are:
Other symptoms physiological symptoms that may develop over time, including:
Apart from these Binge Eating or emotional eating person eats more than the body requirement. The portion of the meal and the intervals between two meals is not normal. She might eat alone or secretly to avoid embarrassments