Claudia Garcia-Moreno and Anita Reicher-Rossler, Editors
Violence against women is a global problem that includes intimate partner violence, sexual abuse of girls and women, trafficking of women, violence in humanitarian crisis settings, violence against patients including abuse in patient-doctor relationships, and harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The mental sequelae for abused women includes post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depressions, suicidality, substance abuse and dissociative and somatoform disorders. However, to date, psychiatry and psychology have widely neglected violence as an influencing factor on mental health.
This book, which is the first comprehensive overview, discusses current evidence of the links between violence against women and mental health.