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Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342029
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract Suicide is usually conceptualized as a men’s issue. In this chapter, we present evidence on prevalence of suicidal behaviour in women, an overview of selected theories to explain women’s suicidal behaviour, evidence on the correlation between violence and suicide, and a review...
Book Chapter
Published: 17 August 2012
10.1159/000336382
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9930-6
... Abstract The central neural malfunctions that result in violent behavior occur much more frequently in men than in women. Violence against women is contrasted with mechanisms we know for biologically regulated aggressive behavior. Violence is an extremely common feature in the lives of many...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000343777
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract Violence against women in its many forms has been recognized as a highly prevalent social and public health problem with serious consequences for the health and lives of women and their children, and also a serious violation of women’s human rights. This chapter provides a global...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342011
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract The present work is a review of the available data on gender-based violence (GBV) as experienced by girls and women in the Middle East region. Its purpose is to examine the different forms of GBV, which are most specific to the region: certain forms of domestic violence, female genital...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000343951
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract It is estimated that more than 50% of the women in Latin America and the Caribbean suffer some type of family violence, in addition to other forms of violence affecting women and children in other settings. Genderbased violence (GBV) is a phenomenon occurring in all Latin American...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000343696
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... incidence of female infanticide in India, the frequent incidence of culture-specific types of violence like honor killings, acid attacks, and stove burnings in Pakistan and Bangladesh, trafficking of women from Nepal, Sri-Lanka and India to other regions of world, forced into prostitution and other forms...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342773
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract Data from a number of different data sources can illustrate the magnitude and nature of violence against women. Some European countries have access to nationwide register data that complement the information obtained by surveys. Danish data on intimate partner violence (IPV...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342013
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract Gender-based violence (GBV) is an important risk factor for ill health among adult women in South Africa, particularly mental health problems. Adult women in the general population who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) and rape have a much higher prevalence of depression...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342015
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract Intimate partner violence is a major public health problem that is associated with a range of mental health problems. There is a high prevalence of intimate partner violence victimisation among people with mental disorders but violence is under-detected by mental health professionals...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342016
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract High rates of psychological distress and mental disorders have been documented in survivors of sexual violence in areas of armed conflict. The history of conflict-related sexual violence is a long one, but it was not until the 1990s that gender-based violence and in particular sexual...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342032
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
...]. As is the case with women in general, women suffering from SMI are more affected than men by different forms of violence during their life course [5]. Exposure to violence, accounted for by stigma and discrimination in addition to the multiple factors that trigger, facilitate and perpetuate gender based violence...
Book Chapter
Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000345276
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract This chapter provides a brief overview of the book contents and highlights the policy and programmatic implications. The book provides substantial evidence of the pervasiveness of violence against women across the world. The first section includes a global overview of the prevalence...
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/isbn.978-3-8055-9989-4
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
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Series: Modern Trends in Psychiatry
Volume: 13
Published: 10 January 1978
10.1159/000401055
EISBN: 978-3-318-03968-9
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Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume: 42
Published: 06 December 2017
10.1159/000475696
EISBN: 978-3-318-06089-8
... Abstract Violence is a significant public health problem representing one of the leading causes of death worldwide for people aged 15-44 years. Although violence and aggression are more frequent in adolescence and early adult life and decline with advancing age, these conditions can still...
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
...References References 1. García-Moreno C, Jansen HAFM, Ellsberg M, Heise L, Watts C: WHO Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women: Initial Results on Prevalence, Health Outcomes and Women's Responses. Geneva, World Health Organization 2005; 2. United...
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
...References References 1. Krug E, Mercy J, Dahlberg L, Zwi A: The world report on violence and health. Lancet 2002;360:1083 2. Sundaram V, Helweg-Larsen K, Laursen B, Bjerregaard P: Physical violence, self-rated health, and morbidity: is gender significant for victimisation?. J Epidemiol...
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
...References References 1. Campbell JC: Health consequences of intimate partner violence. Lancet 2002;359:1331-1336 2. Golding MJ: Intimate partner violence as a risk factor for mental disorders: a meta-analysis. J Fam Violence 1999;14:99-132 3. Neria Y, Bromet EJ, Carlson GA, Naz B...
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Series: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
Volume: 80
Published: 15 December 2014
10.1159/000360147
EISBN: 978-3-318-02672-6
... begin in adolescents. So too, injuries rise sharply with high rates of suicide, motor vehicle injury and violence, including sexual violence in these years. All will affect the future health, social adjustment and economic prospects of today's adolescents. It will in turn affect their capacities...