Women’s Mental Health
Women’s Mental Health has till recently not received the attention it deserves, partly due to lack of sex and gender aggregated data in research studies and also due to an undue focus only on reproductive health issues. The last decade has seen an increase in studies on several aspects of the mental health of women including sociocultural determinants and life course issues. There has also been increased emphasis on sex specific issues in pharmacological and other forms of treatment as well in developing gender sensitive services that address the needs of women with mental health problems including those linked to trauma. Jostling for shelf space with many other books on mental health, we wanted this book to appeal to professionals in India and South Asia while conceptualizing the cultural aspects of mental health in a woman, addressing violence, using a life course approach or making a treatment plan or indeed in planning gender sensitive mental health.
Key Features :
The book is divided into four sections, each ably handled by a different editor.
- Section 1 deals with the clinical aspects of psychiatric disorders.
- Section 2 discusses the area of reproductive psychiatry.
- Section 3 dwells on important aspects of vulnerability, autonomy and power imbalances that affect women’s mental health including gender-based violence.
- Section 4 looks at more contemporary topics related to the practice of women’s mental health including assessment, formulation and services.
- The themes in the book offer guidance on how to view a woman’s mental health from a gendered and cultural lens as well as an approach to developing gender sensitive mental health services.
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