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Most Common Mental Health Issues in Women


What is mental health?

Mental health is the maintenance of the mental state. It is related to the psychological and emotional activities of an individual. It also indicates that how a person reacts in a stressful condition or cope with all complex situations of life productively.

Mental health can be attained by following these basic strategies:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Enough sleep
  • Staying positive

Mental illness

Mental health issues are commonly related to mental disorders or mental illness that affect an individual’s mood, behavior, and thinking also. These include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, phobia, and addictive behaviors, etc. Society is the main cause of mental illness.

Most women are suffering from a variety of mental health issues than men due to complexity, abusive behaviors, personality disorders, and especially the fear of sexually compelling news.

Symptoms of mental illness

  • Confused thinking
  • Sadness
  • Excessive fears
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Less sleep

Mental health issues

1) Depression

Depression is a feeling of extreme sadness, hopelessness, and mood swings mostly found in women especially before giving birth to a baby, after losing special people in life and complex conditions; in return majority of women indulge themselves in alcoholic activities.


  • Hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in daily life activities
  • Quick angriness


1) Enough sleep

2) Exercise daily

3) Nutrition and a healthy diet

4) Self-help

5) Social relationships with friends and family

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2) Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental illness among women in which the feelings of an individual experience like worries, separation, and specific phobias ( fly, height, water, darkness, and blood). Social phobia is found very abundant in women. Obsessive thoughts are the sign of negativity that what people will think, what they do, and how they behave all these conditions leads to an anxiety disorder.


1) Take a healthy and good diet that is rich in protein

2) Relaxation exercises

3) Meditation like yoga

4) Take a deep breath

5) Take vitamin D

6) Aromatherapy ( it is a treatment of anxiety by smelling the fragrance of specific oil)

7) Herbal teas

8) Sleep

9) Stay active

10) Avoid smoking

3) Borderline Personality Disorder

BOD is a serious disease that hits young women more than any other demographic. It refers to continually changing moods, complex in self-image, and such behaviors that cause instability in life, relationships, and a person’s mood. Mostly young women think that I am weak or fat, I am not looking perfect and its extreme level becomes a disorder that becomes drastic. Many suicidal attempts have been made by women.


  • quickly entering into emotional and physical relationships
  • fear of loneliness
  • mood swings
  • unstable relationships


1) Psychotherapy (talk therapy)

2) Increase social relations with friends

3) Control the unpleasant emotions that make you feel uncomfortable

4) Stay calm and focused


4) Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

This is a physical psychiatric disorder of a person in which he/she feels that I am ugly or imperfection in the body figure that is not attractive. Many societal pressures compel women to do surgery for a satisfying look. This disease also occurs in men who look for a perfect physique and are not satisfied by their current body. It is just an agnostic behavior of a patient and nothing else.


1) Cognitive-behavioral therapy and other therapies

2) Avoid negative thinking

3) Take a mindfulness meditation

4) Take a nourishing diet

5) Try to reduce stress

5) Perinatal Depression

Pregnant women and those women who have just given birth experiences a mental disorder called perinatal depression. The word perinatal refers to the time before and after giving birth to a baby. This problem is greatest in developing countries. This disease has a great effect on women's ability to function and also affects the development of the child. Pregnant women everywhere have perinatal depression. This depression is exacerbated by poverty, stress, and exposure to violence. Women should be educated about children’s health and their reproductive growth.


1) Talk therapy

2) Cognitive-behavioral therapy

3) Interpersonal therapy

4) Medications

5) Herbal supplements

6) Massage relief stress

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Hafiz Muhammad Zaid


Ifrah chaudhary on August 29, 2020:

It is very informative article for those womans who suffering from mental health issues and not find solution

Hafiz Muhammad Zaid (author) from Faisalabad, Pakistan on August 26, 2020:

Thanks to all of you for reading and showing interest in my article

Mehwish naz on August 26, 2020:

Informative topic .well written . Creating awearness for women

HaleemaTariq on August 26, 2020:

This is very helpful artical For those woman who are suffering from mental health issues.

Rimsha on August 26, 2020:

This article is a source of light in the dark or awareness for those who are suffering from these diseases It is an informative and valid article regarding mental health or mental illness!!!!

Shahida Zia jutt on August 26, 2020:

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Bisma on August 26, 2020:

This is really an amazing article and its very helpful

Fatima on August 26, 2020:

It is might helpful article for the womens

Anam on August 25, 2020:

It is helpfull article for all women wo fall upper this anyone category.

Muqaddas on August 25, 2020:

It is very useful and helpful information for those peolpe who are suffering from mental health issues and also helpful for all peolpe who do not know about their mental sikness. Good job

Anika Khan on August 25, 2020:

It isThought provoking and provides awareness to people who are suffering from mental health issues.

Mubashra on August 25, 2020:

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Ayesha on August 24, 2020:

It is useful artical for those women who got depression and not find solution to get rid of it.

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