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Women’s issues

Seeing life through the lens of a feminine perspective and being sensitive to women’s issues is at the heart of therapeutic work with women. Regardless of age, or status or mental health issues, our therapists honor and respect the experience and viewpoint of the individual and provide psycho-educational insight and guide women toward a life of wellness and empowerment.

Everyone needs a direction, once in a while.

It’s time to take your cape off.

The world will be just fine.

You are most likely a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a member of the community.  You feel the pressure to “do it all.” You don’t want to give anything up. Yet, you know that if you will try to do it all, you will be exhausted.

Before you pull your hair out, know that you can be great without draining yourself completely. You don’t need super-woman powers to get it all done. You have a choice to regain yourself each day and in each moment.

If you or someone that you know is under more stress than a busy schedule, it may be helpful to talk to a qualified professional.

Facts about Women’s Issues:

Based on the recent information from the World Health Organization:

  • Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% among men.
  • Leading mental health problems of the older adults are depression, organic brain syndromes and dementias. A majority are women.
  • An estimated 80% of 50 million people affected by violent conflicts, civil wars, disasters, and displacement are women and children.
  • Lifetime prevalence rate of violence against women ranges from 16% to 50%.
  • At least one in five women suffer rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.

“HAPPY-NESS (N): THE STATE OR CONDITION OF BEING IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH”

Possible Causes of Women’s Issues:

  • Depression. Women are twice as likely as men (12 percent of women compared to 6 percent of men) to get depression.
  • Anxiety and specific phobias. Although men and women are affected equally by such mental health conditions as obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobias, women are twice as likely as men to have panic disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias.
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD following a traumatic event.
  • Suicide attempts. Men die from suicide at four times the rate that women do, but women attempt suicide two or three times more often than men.
  • Eating disorders. Women account for at least 85 percent of all anorexia and bulimia cases and 65 percent of binge-eating disorder cases.

Symptoms for Women’s Issues:

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, women and men can develop most of the same mental disorders and conditions, but may experience different symptoms.

  • Persistent sadness or feelings of hopelessness
  • Abuse of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Excessive fear or worry
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not there
  • Extremely high and low moods
  • Aches, headaches, or digestive problems without a clear cause
  • Irritability
  • Social withdrawal
  • Thoughts of suicide

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