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For Black Women, 'Living While Anxious' Often Leads to Poor Health

According to the New York Times article, America the Anxious, 1 in 5 Americans are dealing with an anxiety disorder. Out of those 40 million or so individuals, women are twice as likely to be affected by the majority of these disorders, including general anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, specific phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Chandra C.
More than Feeling Blue: The Importance of Identifying and Treating Postpartum Depression

Mothers who receive treatment for postpartum depression are more likely to see a reduction in their depressive symptoms, which then allows them to better care for themselves and their child.  Spouses and partners also enjoy a more mutually-supportive relationship. Even more importantly, children also then benefit from a happier, present mother, which reduces their risk of developing emotionaland behavioral problems in the future.

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Chandra C.