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Anxiety

Are you “feeling nervous, worried, uneasy, panicky, and fearful about what might happen”?

In Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety: Anxiety – What Is Anxiety? the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health elaborate on:

“Anxiety is part of being human. Everyone experiences it. We describe anxiety as feeling nervous, worried, uneasy, panicky, and fearful about what might happen. Anxiety can happen when we’re about to give a speech at a wedding or at work, while driving a car, going to meet with our child’s teacher, or looking down from the top of a skyscraper. It can also occur when we worry about climate change, whether our children will have jobs when they grow up, or if someone could hurt us or someone we love”.

Anxiety Disorders

Does your anxiety refuse to go away?

In Anxiety Disorders: Overview the (United States) National Institute of Mental Health explain:

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“Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships”.

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Last Updated: 22 July 2021 – Last Revised: 22 July 2021

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“Depression, even the most severe cases, can be treated. The earlier that treatment can begin,
the more effective it is”. Read more

“COVID-19 is the disease caused by
a new coronavirus called
SARS-CoV-2”. Read more

“Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women’s knowledge and understanding of complex health issues”. Read more

“…empty nest syndrome is a phenomenon in which parents experience feelings of sadness and loss when the last child leaves home”. Read more

“While all women have specific health risks, lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain diseases than other women”.1

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What may the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Bi
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Intersex
  • Lesbian
  • Questioning
  • Transgender
  • Trans

LGBTQ+ Community

Who may members of the LGBTQ+ community include?

In LGBTQ+ Health: Summary the (United States) MedlinePlus explain:

“Members of the LGBTQ+ community include people who are

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Queer or Questioning
  • Elsewhere on the gender and sexuality spectrum or allies to the community”.2

Lesbian and Bisexual Women

What health concerns may lesbian and bisexual women have?

In Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elaborate on:

“Lesbian and bisexual women are part of a diverse community with various health concerns. While all women have specific health risks, lesbian and bisexual women are at a higher risk for certain diseases than other women”.3

Depression and Anxiety

What factors may lead to depression and anxiety?

In Factors Affecting LGBTI People Beyondblue elaborate on:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
“The majority of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people lead happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. However, studies have found that non-heterosexual people face up to twice as much abuse or violence (including physical, mental, sexual or emotional) than their heterosexual counterparts. This prejudice and discrimination adds an additional layer of risk on top of biological, social, environmental and psychological factors which can lead to depression, anxiety and suicide”.4

In Factors Affecting LGBTI People: Lesbians and Other Women Attracted To Women Beyondblue also note:

“The Rainbow Women and Help Seeking Research Report identified that lesbian and bisexual women and women who identify with other sexual orientations such as asexual and pansexual have high rates of stress, distress, depression and anxiety.

Other research shows that bisexual and lesbian women experience higher levels of diagnosis or treatment for a mental health condition compared to women attracted to the opposite sex”.5

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with my health?

If you would like help with your health, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. Together you can discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

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  1. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Page Last Reviewed: 22 April 2021. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/women.html Accessed: 06 August 2021
  2. LGBTQ+ Health: Summary. Page Last Updated on: 05 May 2021. Topic Last Reviewed: 14 May 2018. MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/lgbtqhealth.html Accessed: 06 August 2021
  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health: Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Page Last Reviewed: 22 April 2021. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/women.html Accessed: 06 August 2021
  4. Factors Affecting LGBTI People. Beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-and-intersex-lgbti-people/factors-affecting-lgbti-people Accessed: 06 August 2021
  5. Factors Affecting LGBTI People – Lesbians and Other Women Attracted To Women. Beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/who-does-it-affect/lesbian-gay-bi-trans-and-intersex-lgbti-people/factors-affecting-lgbti-people Accessed: 06 August 2021

Topic Last Updated: 03 September 2021 – Topic Last Reviewed: 06 August 2021

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