The British Journal of Psychiatry
Neurotic Symptoms in Women: Attendances in a General Practice


A two-year survey was conducted in an urban general practice. The proportion of women who had attended with neurotic disorders increased with age. A larger proportion of women whose husbands were in Social Class V attended with these symptoms. No significant relationship was found between attendances with neurotic disorders and other social factors. Many of these disorders were minor and short-lived.