Why women in their 30s are more at risk of mental health issues than men


In the 30 to 40 age group, about 7 per cent of women, compared to 3 per cent of men, had "significant" mental health issues.

The Sydney Morning HeraldĀ has reported on something we may all already suspect, that women in their 30s and 40s potentially face more stress than their male counterparts.

According to the article, organisational psychologist Paul Flanagan said women were more stressed and anxious in their 30s and 40s because of gender roles and the pressure to excel in their careers while raising children.

The data showed female executives in manufacturing and engineering were significantly more stressed than their counterparts in other industries, but age groups had a greater impact on the outcome.

Mr Flanagan said women in their 40s were 1.5 times more likely to show signs of stress, anxiety and depression than men, but women in their 50s, had about the same rate.

Click here for the full story at the Sydney Morning Herald

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