Women with chronic illnesses more likely than men to seek mental health services

TIME (6/27, Abrams) reports that according to a study published in the BMJ’s Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, “women with chronic physical illnesses are 10% more likely to seek support for mental health issues than men with similar illnesses.” T

he study also revealed that “women tend to seek out mental health services months earlier than men.” For the study, investigators “looked at people diagnosed with at least one of four illnesses: diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

Related Links:

— “Women More Likely Than Men to Seek Mental Health Help, Study Finds,” Abby Abrams, Time, June 26, 2014.

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