Women's Health

Each year, about 20% of U.S. women experience some type of mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Mental health conditions can affect more women than men, and can affect women in different ways from men.



The following research indicates that a consciousness-based approach such as Transcendental Meditation can be efficacious in reducing psychological distress and improving the quality of life of at-risk women:

Improved Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients. Integrated Cancer Therapy, 2009

Decreased Burnout, Stress, and Depression in Women Employees. The Permanente Journal, 2014

Increased Emotional Intelligence and Reduced Stress in Women Administrators. The Permanente Journal, in press

Reduced Psychological Distress and Improved Spiritual Well-Being in Family Caregivers. International Archives of Nursing and Health Care, 2015

Improved Self-Efficacy and Reduced Perceived Stress in Impoverished Mothers in Uganda. Health Care for Women International, 2018

Decreased Trauma Symptom Severity in Women Prison Inmates. The Permanente Journal, 2017

Decreased Blood Pressure in Women. American Journal of Hypertension, 2005