scared young woman with specific phobia holding hands with psychologist

Specific Phobias in Women

Specific phobia is a medical term used to describe a persistent, irrational fear-based reaction to things or situations that have a minor or nonexistent potential to cause harm. Although various people can develop this type of response to almost anything, some phobic reactions occur much more frequently than others. Women and girls develop specific phobias…

young woman in white displaying schizoaffective disorder by looking at her reflections in mirror

Schizoaffective Disorder in Women

Schizoaffective disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by a set of symptoms that combines features of schizophrenia with features of depression, mania, or some other form of mood disorder. Compared to most other mental illnesses, doctors know relatively little about schizoaffective illness. This is true, in part, because of the complex combination of symptoms that…