Women’s Health

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Overview of Women’s Mental Health

Why is women’s health important?

Everyone can struggle with mental health differently. Women are more prone to eating disorders, body image struggles, depression, and anxiety. Some unique mental health disorders for women can be related to hormones such as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Perinatal Depression (during pregnancy), and Postpartum Depression (after pregnancy).  Additionally, societal pressures put on women to perform perfectly across life demands – relationships, parenting, jobs, finances, and appearance can be overwhelming and unrealistic when internalized.

Symptoms of Mental Disorders in Women

Symptoms may vary but some women may have experienced the following:

  • Mood swings
  • Socially withdrawn
  • Excessive fear or worry
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Other physical symptoms (gastrointestinal problems, headaches)
  • Substance misuse
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm (If you are in crisis, please dial 988)

Treatments for Women’s Mental Health

What are the treatments for women’s mental health?

Psychologists can provide various therapy services for women’s mental health. Depending on the diagnosis, providers may use various methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Prolonged Exposure, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  It is also essential that your provider validates the unique struggles you may have faced as a woman in your culture, religion, and society.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on helping individuals recognize unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. CBT involves techniques where negative thought patterns are replaced with more balanced ones. This therapy has been well-studied and is typically used by professionals.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing can help individuals process and alleviate the emotional distress associated with traumatic experiences. Individuals are guided through a structured process that involves recalling distressing memories while simultaneously focusing on stimulation, often in the form of controlled side-to-side eye movements.

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

In Prolonged Exposure therapy, individuals are gradually exposed to their traumatic memories or situations they have been avoiding in a controlled and systematic manner. The goal is to reduce avoidance behavior and desensitize the individual to distressing memories or situations, ultimately leading to a decrease in symptoms.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive and evidence-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy used to address various emotional and behavioral challenges. DBT focuses on enhancing emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills. These strategies aim to manage intense emotions, reduce self-destructive behaviors, improve relationships, and increase their overall quality of life.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy focuses on promoting psychological flexibility and overall well-being. It acknowledges that suffering is a normal part of life and helps individuals accept difficult thoughts instead of trying to control or avoid them. ACT focuses on being mindful and goal-setting.

Additional Help for Women

In addition to professional help, women may benefit from:

  • Regular, sufficient sleep
  • Regular exercise
  • Good nutrition
  • Regular social connection with others
  • Using compassionate self-talk
  • Setting realistic, attainable goals
  • Breathing exercises or meditation

If you are seeking support, please fill out this form to connect with a provider. Women’s mental health should be taken seriously, and professionals are ready to connect with you.


Women and Mental Health (NIMH)

Depression and Anxiety during Pregnancy (MGH Center)

Women’s Stress Levels in 2023 (APA)

Postpartum Depression (March of Dimes)

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Why seek help from a psychologist rather than some other type of therapist?
  • Psychologists are among the most rigorously trained mental health professionals. Psychologists complete doctorate level coursework, several years of clinical rotations/practicums, a year long predoctoral internship, & a year long postdoctoral fellowship.
  • In addition to having the highest level of training, psychologists are licensed to complete psychological assessments (often with comparative normative data to help you understand and target a specific concern) to fully understand a concern. Psychologists often see this initial assessment as the key to designing an informed, individualized, and focused treatment plan.
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  • Psychologists often have medical / healthcare backgrounds and work closely with physicians and other medical providers when biological interventions are incorporated into treatment (e.g., medications).

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