An NHS report reveals that one if five women suffer from some kind of anxiety or depression. The percentage of women aged 16-24 with a common mental disorder has risen from 19.1% to 21.5%. There was also a large increase in women aged 45-64. The type of distress women experience also depends on age, with younger women more likely to suffer from an eating disorder.
It’s thought there could be a variety of reasons for the increase, including women deciding to have children later in life, the stress of being a single parent, and having to juggle many different responsibilities.