Fast Facts

The following disorders primarily affect women:

Eating Disorders

Occur 85-90% of the time in females.

Major Depressive Disorders

Women are twice as likely to be affected than males.

Anxiety Disorders

Women are twice as likely to be affected than males specifically by generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, and seasonal affective disorders.

PTSD

Women are more likely to be affected than males. Childhood and adult sexual abuse is more likely in females than males. The lifetime prevalence rate of violence against females ranges from 16-50%. Up to 46% of women who are raped develop PTSD.

Somatoform Disorders

Women are significantly more likely to be affected than males.

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