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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 9241592532: Gender in Mental Health Research

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Title: World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 9241592532: Gender in Mental Health Research  
Author: World Health Organization
Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization


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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 9241592532. Retrieved from

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This document was prepared for the WHO Gender and Health Research Series by Dr Vikram Patel, Reader in International Mental Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, England, and Sangath: Society for Child Development and Social Guidance, Goa, India. Dr Patel expresses his thanks to the Wellcome Trust and MacArthur Foundation for their generous support for his research on gender and mental health in India.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements 1 Preface 2 Abstract 3 List of abbreviations 4 1. Introduction 5 2. The global burden of mental disorders 7 3. Male:female differences in the prevalence of mental health disorders: what we know 11 –Suicidal behaviours 12 –Depression 14 –Alcohol use disorders 17 –Eating disorders 17 4. Gender issues in access to treatment and care 22 –Diagnosis and treatment 22 –Care of the mentally ill 23 5. Knowledge gaps and recommendations for future research 26 6. Conclusion 30 7. References 31 8. Additional resources 36


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