“Women, Moods, and Anxiety: Intersections Across the Lifespan”
presented by Dr. Anna Brandon, Ph.D.
Tuesday, October 9, 7:00-8:30 pm – Free
Childcare available with advanced registration
Females are twice as likely to suffer symptoms of depression and anxiety during the reproductive years (13-50) than males. The World Health Organization has predicted that depression alone, at its current rate of growth, will be the leading cause of disease burden globally by 2030. It is certainly true that biological and genetic factors contribute to the incidence of mental health disorders, but psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual factors are also implicated. In this conversation, Dr. Brandon will focus on the vulnerabilities to sadness and anxiety during the development and aging of women, followed by recommendations for key strategies that protect mental health across the lifespan.