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BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5349 (Published 06 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5349
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

The dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists discusses the “stark” rise of mental disorders in women found last week by the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey1

“The figures are very stark and concerning. Women have historically had a higher incidence of common mental disorders and have always been more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than men. There are a number of hypotheses about this. Women are more likely to be subject to interpersonal and relationship violence, they are more …

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