Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

: 2022  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108--113

Gender and mental health: Traversing treatise

Meenu Anand 
 Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

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Dr. Meenu Anand
Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi

World over, more women than men, suffer from common mental disorders that arise from social, psychological, and physiological differences on account of gender-based discrimination. Gender affects not only the rates of disorders, but also risk, timing of onset and course, diagnosis, treatment, and adjustment to mental disorder. The current paper contextualizes a feminist understanding to the role of gender in mental health. It discusses the role of sociocultural factors with respect to women and mental health leading to the violation of rights of women throughout their life cycle thereby impacting their sense of well-being and overall mental health. It also suggests few eclectic strategies to promote the well-being of women and prevention of mental disorder from a feminist lens.

How to cite this article:
Anand M. Gender and mental health: Traversing treatise.Indian J Soc Psychiatry 2022;38:108-113

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Anand M. Gender and mental health: Traversing treatise. Indian J Soc Psychiatry [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 16 ];38:108-113
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