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close this bookFact sheet No 248: Women and Mental Health - June 2000 (WHO, 2000, 3 p.)
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Significant mental disorders and problems experienced by women

In investigating common mental, behavioural and social problems in the community we find that women are more likely than men to be adversely affected by specific mental disorders, the most common being: anxiety related disorders and depression; the effects of domestic violence; the effects of sexual violence; and escalating rates of substance use.