Women's Mental Health

Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY

Women's Mental Health

About Women's Mental Health

Women’s mental health is affected by their biological differences and societal inequalities, making them more likely to struggle with issues like anxiety and depression. NYC Psychiatric Associates, located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, offers attentive care and compassionate treatment with sensitivity to women’s experiences and life challenges. Call the office today or click the online booking feature to request a women’s mental health appointment.

Women's Mental Health Q&A

Why is women’s mental health important?

Seeking a specialist in women’s mental health is important because women and men experience some mental health conditions differently, and women have a higher risk for certain psychological disorders.

Women are more likely to bear the stress of being primary caretakers and holding down a job. They also don’t earn as much as men, so they’re often anxious about financial struggles.

Most importantly, some mental health conditions are unique to women because of the physical and hormonal changes they experience during monthly cycles, pregnancy, and menopause.

What conditions are included in women’s mental health?

NYC Psychiatric Associates provides personalized treatment for mental health disorders such as:

Anxiety disorders

Women are two times more likely to have an anxiety disorder than men. The NYC Psychiatric Associates team often treats women with generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.

Major depressive disorder (MDD)

MDD affects 10% of women, compared to 6% of men, causing debilitating symptoms like hopelessness, sadness, and loss of interest in family and friends.


Traumatic events have an intense psychological impact, affecting a woman’s ability to take care of her responsibilities. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the most common mental health condition caused by trauma, causes symptoms lasting many months.

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a type of major depressive disorder that begins during pregnancy or in the months after delivery. This depression can be severe enough to interfere with a new mother’s ability to bond with and care for her baby.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

PMDD begins the week before your period starts and causes depression, fatigue, irritability, anger, and insomnia. You may also have extreme bloating, backaches, headaches, and muscle spasms.

Perimenopausal depression

Perimenopausal depression isn’t an official mental health diagnosis, but women need to know that it’s real. This type of depression, like the mood changes caused by PMDD, is triggered by hormonal fluctuations.

How are women’s mental health issues treated?

At NYC Psychiatric Associates, each woman receives mental health care tailored to meet their challenges. Your provider listens to your concerns, learns about your symptoms, and completes a psychiatric evaluation. They work closely with you, creating goals and developing a treatment plan to achieve them.

Book an appointment online or call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule a women’s mental health appointment.