Women’s Health Issues
About 1 in 5 women in the US suffer from at least one mental health issue. It sounds like a large number, until you consider that mental health issues often affect a larger percentage or women as opposed to men in the same age ranges. Some of the most common mental health issues in women include depression, anxiety, postpartum depression and mood symptoms occurring during menopause.
While a large number of women suffer from these conditions, most may not be aware that these issues are treatable. This is where a Houston based psychiatrist can help!
As women, we tend to ignore our own health a bit more than we should. We’re often too busy taking care of other people to bother scheduling an annual checkup, let alone a women’s mental health checkup! We tend to push back things like adult anxiety and depression as just another part of a busy life that we need to manage, rather than treat.
Signs of Depression or Anxiety in Women
What Are the Common Causes of Mood Changes in Women?
Hormonal issues are typically the most common cause however there can be multiple other reasons.
Women are often seen as nurturers; they often find themselves focused on the responsibility of caring for those around them This can lead to neglect of your own care and well being and often leads women into feelings of clinical depression and anxiety.
Seeking treatment can be overwhelming but at AuraMD we will make you feel comfortable and are here to help you get back to feeling your best.
Women’s Mental Health Treatment at Aura MD
At Aura MD, we know that treatment for mental health is never the same for two people.
Though two individuals may have the same diagnosis, their circumstances, lifestyle and physical health can warrant very different treatment approaches.
We realize that multiple factors need to be considered while planning treatment for women with mental health issues.
We approach each patient differently.
When you come to Dr. Ashley Toutounchi at Aura MD for treatment of common mental health issues facing women, you’re coming to a trusted psychiatrist who understands the particular care and has extensive experience tailoring your treatment plan for your specific issues of concern.
Dr. Toutounchi and her team will ensure you get the best possible care, no matter what options you choose to pursue for treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Women’s Health Issues
- Women’s health is so important because often times, women may feel that physicians or medical providers overlook their concerns or dismiss their symptoms. Here at Aura MD, we will make sure that your thoughts and concerns are listened to and addressed so that we may find a successful treatment regimen to help you feel better overall.
Here at Aura MD, we believe that psychological and mental health are some of the most important factors in a woman’s overall wellbeing. A healthy state of mind can positively impact almost all aspects of your life including work, personal relationships, and self-esteem.
Recognizing that you may be struggling with your physical or mental health may be difficult on your own. However, some signs to look out for include increased fatigue, lack of motivation, feeling disinterested in things you normally enjoy, and feeling overall unlike yourself. Friends or family may also be able to recognize you are struggling before you can yourself.
Five health concerns that women face often include cardiovascular disease, fatigue, stress or anxiety, osteoporosis, and hypothyroidism.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most common age-related diseases in the adult population. Hypertension is also closely related to heart disease which is one of the most common causes of death in the United States.
Many things may trigger mental health issues which can vary widely from person to person. Some examples may include stressful life events or a big change in your life as well as health conditions, daily stress/anxiety, and many others.
A mental breakdown can mean many different things to many different people. Most frequently a mental breakdown may be described as a panic attack which can feel like quite a few different things including feeling a sense of “impending doom”, experience shortness of breath or hyperventilation, chest tightness, or a racing heart.
Poor mental health may mean something different depending on who you are. Generally, if you personally feel that your mental health is not where you would like it to be, let us know and we can get working on a treatment plan designed to get you back to feeling like the best version of yourself.