Women's mental and emotional health

Section edited by Jane Fisher

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of women’s mental and emotional health, including body image, depression, anxiety, and all other aspects of mental and emotional wellbeing in women.

  1. Research article

    Burden, screening, and treatment of depressive and anxious symptoms among women referred to cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective study

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote s...

    Megan C. Hurley, Heather M. Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi and Sherry L. Grace

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:11

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Binge eating is associated with trait anxiety in Korean adolescent girls: a cross sectional study

    Binge eating occurs more frequently in women than in men, and is known to be related to psychological factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety. This study examined the relationship between binge eating ...

    Jin-Yi Jung, Kye-Hyun Kim, Hee-Yeon Woo, Dong-Won Shin, Young-Chul Shin, Kang-Seob Oh, Eun-Hee Shin and Se-Won Lim

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:8

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  3. Research article

    Vision-related quality of life and psychological status in Chinese women with Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye: a case-control study

    Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye (SSDE) mainly affects middle-aged women and can negatively affect women’s psychological and social functioning. However, little is known about the correlation between vision-related ...

    Yuqiu Zhang, Tong Lin, Alice Jiang, Naiqing Zhao and Lan Gong

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:75

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  4. Debate

    Assessing the feasibility of a web-based domestic violence intervention using chronic disease frameworks: reducing the burden of ‘treatment’ and promoting capacity for action in women abused by a partner

    Domestic violence shares many features with chronic disease, including ongoing physical and mental health problems and eroded self-efficacy. Given the challenges around help-seeking for women experiencing dome...

    Laura Tarzia, Carl May and Kelsey Hegarty

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:73

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  5. Research article

    Antenatal psychosocial risk status and Australian women’s use of primary care and specialist mental health services in the year after birth: a prospective study

    Poor mental health in the perinatal period can impact negatively on women, their infants and families. Australian State and Territory governments are investing in routine psychosocial assessment and depression...

    Virginia Schmied, Rachel Langdon, Stephen Matthey, Lynn Kemp, Marie-Paule Austin and Maree Johnson

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:69

    Published on: 25 October 2016

  6. Research article

    Determinants of intimate partner violence during pregnancy among married women in Abay Chomen district, Western Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

    Intimate partner violence during pregnancy is the most common form of violence that harms the health of women and the fetus but practiced commonly in developing countries. There is scarcity of information rega...

    Bedilu Abebe Abate, Bitiya Admassu Wossen and Tizta Tilahun Degfie

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:16

    Published on: 10 March 2016

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