By Neuroscience News
Women today have more freedom and opportunities than ever, but they're not happier.
Recent data reveal increasing levels of anxiety, depression, and sleep issues among women across countries and age groups.
The American Psychological Association survey points to societal treatment as a significant cause of women's unhappiness.
The well-being gender gap widened during the pandemic, but women recovered emotionally faster than men.
Women's stronger social connections may be the key to their emotional resilience.
Women report having more purpose in their lives, often derived from altruistic activities like caregiving and volunteering.
This sense of purpose may be culturally conditioned, emphasizing women's roles as nurturers at the expense of their own happiness.
Redefining wellness and societal expectations might be the answer to this happiness enigma.