In The News11 Jan 2011
Poor mental health 'affects women'
Three out of five women and girls have experienced poor mental health, a new report has revealed.
A quarter of those affected also said they had taken at least a week off work on sick leave.
The research by Platform 51, formerly the YWCA, has led the charity to call for a review of the treatment offered to women experiencing low-level poor mental health.
Chief executive Penny Newman said a “dependency culture” meant doctors were too often handing out prescription drugs to treat mental health issues.
Of the women and girls aged 12 and over surveyed, 63% had experienced poor mental health and 32% of the women had taken anti-depressants.
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