Young women are at a higher risk of mental illness; a new data by NHS Digital, England has revealed. This indicates that women are more prone to get mentally disfigured or affected by other psychological problems.
The study has showed that one in a five women in England is experiencing a common mental disorder ranging from anxiety, depression, to severe chronic disorders.
On the other hand, when it comes to the health and mental wellbeing of men; one in eight individual faces the same problem.
The same survey has also unveiled that one in six adults in England have common mental disorder; which might not show up their entire lives.
The 2014 psychological health data had already revealed that the gender gap in mental illness had become most pronounced in young people. Comparing the previous survey to the recent one; it has increased since then.
According to the same sources; in 1993, 19% of 16-to-24-year-old women surveyed reported symptoms of CMD compared with 8% of men of the same age.