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Violence Against Women and Mental Health, a comprehensive overview

Posted September 23, 2016 from Philippines
Expired on October 23, 2016
Violence Against Women and Mental Health

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.

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Sep 30, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

This is awesome. I love this book because that is a major problem and I am planning on doing a Masters degree on Trauma Management because I discovered that, we see these ladies, talk with them but we do not really go beyond to give them the psychological "balance" which they need.

Great initiative, sister