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Women's mental and emotional health

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.

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  1. Micronutrient malnutrition has been associated with maternal depressive symptoms (MDS), but little is known about the effects of preconceptional micronutrient supplementation. This paper examined the effects o...

    Authors: Phuong H. Nguyen, Ann M. DiGirolamo, Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Hoa Pham, Wei Hao, Hieu Nguyen, Truong V. Truong, Son Nguyen, Kimberly B. Harding, Gregory A. Reinhart, Reynaldo Martorell and Usha Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:44

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Women veterans in the United States, particularly those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a history of military sexual assault, have unique health care needs, but their minority status in the US Vet...

    Authors: Shannon M. Kehle-Forbes, Eileen M. Harwood, Michele R. Spoont, Nina A. Sayer, Heather Gerould and Maureen Murdoch

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:38

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A breast cancer diagnosis and an abortion can each be pivotal moments in a woman’s life. Research on abortion and breast cancer deals predominantly with women diagnosed during pregnancy who might be advised to...

    Authors: Maggie Kirkman, Carmel Apicella, Jillian Graham, Martha Hickey, John L. Hopper, Louise Keogh, Ingrid Winship and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:26

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition, which has been shown to create anxiety in women. To be able to investigate these women’s health-related quality of life, a disease-specific instrument is require...

    Authors: Marie Rask, Marie Oscarsson, Neil Ludwig and Katarina Swahnberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:24

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Circulating Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels are inversely associated with insulin resistance. This study was conducted to compare maternal serum SHBG level between pregnant women with normal glucose...

    Authors: Manal Abdalla Tawfeek, Eman Mohamad Alfadhli, Abdulfatah Marawan Alayoubi, Hesham Ahmad El-Beshbishy and Fawzia Ahmad Habib

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:18

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In Western settings, the relationship between trauma history, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, and HIV risk behavior, is well established. Although female fish traders in Zambia are affected by HI...

    Authors: Lynn T. Murphy Michalopoulos, Stefani N. Baca-Atlas, Simona J. Simona, Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Alexander Ncube and Melanie B. Chery

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:15

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:75

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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...

    Authors: Laura Tarzia, Carl May and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:73

    Content type: Debate

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  11. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:69

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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...

    Authors: Bedilu Abebe Abate, Bitiya Admassu Wossen and Tizta Tilahun Degfie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:16

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Few studies have focused on depression and social support in Eastern populations, especially women in rural China. Our research investigated depression among women in rural China, and studied the relationships...

    Authors: Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha N Wittink, Eric D Caine and Peiyuan Qiu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:28

    Content type: Research article

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