Effects of harassment on mental health

Jennifer E. Engen

Harassment can impact a person’s mental health, according to Dr. Lynette Adams, clinical psychologist with VA’s Office of Women’s Health at William S. Middleton VA Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Unwanted sexual behaviors and harassing comments – which may also relate to an individual’s identity like race, gender, sexual orientation, or […]

Definition, effects, management, and more

Jennifer E. Engen

The Monday blues are not part of a clinical disorder, but many people experience them. Descriptions and causes of the Monday blues vary greatly, but individuals describe them as feelings of dread for the start of the work week. Some causes of the Monday blues include job dissatisfaction or work-related […]

Meaning, Causes, and Possible Health Effects

Jennifer E. Engen

The term “handedness” refers to the tendency to use one hand over the other, such as left-handedness or right-handedness. It’s also known as hand preference. So, if you naturally use your right hand to perform tasks, you’re right-handed. If you naturally use your left hand, you’re left-handed. But if you […]

Depression in Women: Unique Effects, Hormones, Coping

Jennifer E. Engen

Depression affects at least 350 million people around the world. Women are twice as likely to deal with its symptoms as men. Countless factors can influence how the female body and mind respond to life’s changes and challenges. These include genetic issues, physical problems, and social factors. Understanding how depression […]