Women suffer much more work stress than men, says psychiatrist

Sexism in the workplace and family responsibilities add to pressure as they face unequal pay and lack of support

According to a report in The Guardian, women suffer considerably higher levels of work-related stress, anxiety and depression than men, with workplace sexism and familial responsibilities providing additional career pressures, a leading psychiatrist has said.

It comes as official figures show that women aged 25-54 are more stressed than their male colleagues, with this pressure peaking for those aged 35-44, when many women are juggling family responsibilities, such as caring for children and elderly parents.

Dr Judith Mohring, lead consultant psychiatrist at Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in the City of London, said women were under constant, intense pressure, with company restructuring, lack of managerial support and balancing work and family life leaving them feeling drained.

Read the whole Guardian report here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/30/women-suffer-much-m...