Young women are at highest risk of mental disorders like depression and anxiety, says a study
-Latest research suggests, young women are at an increased risk for mental health problems.
-The National study of Health and Well-being is a survey conducted in England every 7 years since 1993.
-Their latest report is based on research on 7,500 members of the public – just over 300 of them were women aged 16-24.
-The 2014 data showed the gender gap in mental illness had become most pronounced in young people, and had increased since the first survey.
-As per the survey, 1 in every 5 women suffered from a mental health issue as compared to1 in every 8 men.
-Additionally, women were found to manifest high rates of self harm, post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder.
Source: NHS Digital