the psychosocial aspect of female health is just as important as the  management of Diabetes and Hypertension. The World Health Organization  (WHO, n.d.) addresses women’s mental health facts as follows:

  • Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability  from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% among men.
  • Leading mental health problems of the older adults are depression, organic brain syndromes and dementias. A majority are women.
  • An estimated 80% of 50 million people affected by violent conflicts,  civil wars, disasters, and displacement are women and children.
    Lifetime prevalence rate of violence against women ranges from 16% to 50%.
  • At least one in five women suffer rape or attempted rape in their  lifetime. Select a mental health illness as a diagnosis for a female  patient, perhaps one you have encountered in the clinical setting.  Describe the illness, how is it treated? What is your follow-up? Discuss  how the WHO’s comprehensive mental health action plan 2013 – 2020  addresses a strategy for change in the mental health illness you  selected.