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Gender and Mental Health

Combining Theory and Practice

Editors: Anand, Meenu (Ed.)

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  • Sheds light on discourses on gender and mental health
  • Combines academic insights and real-world lessons learned from leading researchers in academia working in mental health
  • Explains gender from a feminist discourse perspective and explores various sexual identitiesOffers a handy reference guide to mental health
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This book focuses on various aspects of gender and mental health. Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives and scholarship, it summarizes the complex intertwining of illness and culture in the context of the rising frequency of mental disorders. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which examines the fundamental and conceptual underpinnings of mental health, well-being and wellness from a gender perspective, in order to present an overview of mental health through a holistic gender lens. The second section focuses on the mental health scenario in India, examining the epidemiological data and etiology of mental illness from a psychosocial standpoint. Lastly, the third section shares field-based narratives that reflect the multifaceted challenges related to the treatment of mental illness, inclusion and the promotion of positive mental health. It also includes success stories in diverse settings. The book is an indispensable read for scholars and professionals in psychology, sociology, gender studies and social work.

About the authors

Meenu Anand, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. She has led several national and international projects focusing on multifaceted developmental issues and has conducted capacity building and gender sensitization workshops for various stakeholders. She has published extensively in both national and international journals that seek to highlight issues related to gender and development within interdisciplinary frameworks.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Understanding Gender and Mental Health

    Pages 3-17

    Srivastava, Nilima (et al.)

  • Gender, Depression and Emotion: Arguing for a De-colonized Psychology

    Pages 19-32

    Davar, Bhargavi V.

  • Women with Mental Illness: A Psychosocial Perspective

    Pages 33-46

    Chakraborti, Saswati

  • Gender Roles in Mental Health: A Stigmatized Perspective

    Pages 47-62

    Bhatia, M. S. (et al.)

  • Understanding and Locating Mental Health in a Cross-Cultural Context: Indigenous Community Perspectives

    Pages 63-76

    Adusumalli, Malathi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Combining Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Meenu Anand
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5393-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5393-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5392-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 251
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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