Mental Health from a Gender Perspective
Bhargavi V Davar
SAGE Publications, Dec 14, 2001 - Medical - 428 pages
The gender perspective is largely lacking in the discourse on mental health in India while the debate on women's issues rarely incorporates this important topic. Bringing together original contributions from a variety of perspectives, including sociology, anthropology, literature and media studies, this volume will greatly assist a holistic understanding of issues relating to the mental health of Indian women.
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v Further Considerations on Women
The Interface between Psychiatry
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analysis batterer behaviour bell jar Canguilhem cent Chengalpattu Chesler child child sexual abuse clinical cognitive common mental disorders context cultural Davar depression diagnostic disclosure discourse distress effect embodied emotional experience factors feelings female body feminine feminism feminist Foucault gender differences girls goddess gynaecological morbidity Harpham human husband Hyderabad identity India individual insanity intervention Irula issues Kanyakumari lence lives madness male marital violence marriage Matri Masaan Mayas medico-psychological practice menarche menopause mental illness mother Mukkuvar Muttamma narratives NIMHANS notion patriarchal persons with mental perspective placenta Plath political possession pre-menstrual problems psychiatric psycho psychological question rape relationship reported reproductive response ritual role sasural sense sexual abuse sion situation social society somatisation spirit stereotypes symptoms Tamil Nadu theories therapy tion treatment understanding unsoundness of mind victim vulnerable wife woman women and mental women's mental health