Women’s Issues

ADHD in women: What are differences in symptoms and diagnoses between men and women?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects focus and executive function, and causes hyperactivity. Many of us probably know someone who has ADHD, since according to Psycom, about eight million adults demonstrate symptoms of ADHD. However, you may not know that girls and women struggle to get diagnosed…

Addressing women’s mental health issues: How to combat social stigma and gain the confidence needed to seek help 

Coping with a mental health condition is often anything but easy—and it seems as though gender plays a major role in an individual’s battle with mental health. For women, their perceptions of themselves may influence how they choose to deal with mental health concerns. They may find themselves conflicted when…

Women select lower paying majors than men, despite both sex’s desire to pursue a major with the highest potential earnings

Male students select higher paying majors than female students, even when both sexes report wanting to pursue a major with the highest potential earnings. The research team says that this might be due in part to women feeling that certain fields, like STEM, are not open or accessible to them….

Counseling for women: Coping with mental illness, building self-esteem, and creating healthy relationships

Asking for help isn’t easy—but it is necessary, especially when your health and wellbeing is at risk. When it comes to women, common problems include mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, problems in the workplace, guilt and self-blame, and relationship issues. Fortunately, counseling can help women to address…

Women who go on dates with someone they are not romantically interested in, just to get free food, are more likely to exhibit psychopathic and narcissistic traits

A new study says that women who go on dates just for free food are more likely to exhibit dark personality traits like psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism. A “foodie call” is where someone goes out with someone despite a lack of romantic interest because they want a free meal. This…

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