Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Old Problems, New Manifestations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shabbir Amanullah, Ahila Vithianathan, Natasha Snelgrove, Suhaila Ghuloum, K. S. Shivakumar
      Pages 3-18
    3. M. Schouler-Ocak
      Pages 19-33
    4. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Neha Lamech
      Pages 35-56
  3. Structural Factors and Circumstances of Daily Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Marianne Schulze, Michaela Amering
      Pages 59-80
    3. Anju Kuruvilla, K. S. Jacob
      Pages 81-92
    4. Hareesh Angothu, Prabhu Jadhav, Krishna Prasad Muliyala
      Pages 93-108
  4. Reproductive Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Anita Riecher-Rössler
      Pages 147-173
    3. Thinh Nguyen, Geetha Desai
      Pages 175-201
  5. Mental Health and Physical Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Kamalika Roy, Michelle B. Riba
      Pages 205-229
    3. Mary V. Seeman
      Pages 231-258
    4. Namrata Jagtap, Krishna Prasad Muliyala, Santosh Kumar Chaturvedi
      Pages 259-279
  6. Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Nikita Oberoi, Divya Patil, Veena A. Satyanarayana
      Pages 305-327
    3. C. M. Klier, P. Fernandez Arias
      Pages 329-355
    4. Jane Fisher, Stephanie McKelvie, Susan Rees
      Pages 357-375
  7. Topical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Poornima Bhola, K. Dharani Devi
      Pages 379-402
    3. Florence Thibaut
      Pages 423-442
    4. Soumya Parameshwaran, Prabha S. Chandra
      Pages 443-468
    5. Vanteemar S. Sreeraj, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
      Pages 469-489
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 491-499

About this book


This book discusses psychiatric disorders among women in a manner that is relevant to clinical practice and keep cultural and social realities in perspective. The book is important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally (including better education and more opportunities for work for women); challenges such as migration, war and violence and emerging areas such as newer reproductive technologies, Women's mental health  cannot be divorced from social and cultural realities and while the book emphasises these areas, it also gives due importance to the current advances in neurobiology and psychopharmacology of psychiatric disorders among women. Chapters in the book are written by multiple authors, many of the chapters use the life stage approach, and have been written by authors from different parts of the world to ensure cultural relevance and diverse viewpoints.


Gender Mental Health Perinatal Trauma Women

Editors and affiliations

  • Prabha S. Chandra
    • 1
  • Helen Herrman
    • 2
  • Jane Fisher
    • 3
  • Anita Riecher-Rössler
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNational Institute of Mental Health and NeurosciencesBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental HealthUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Global and Women’s Health Unit School of Public Health and Preventive MedicineMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2367-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2369-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-8323
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8315
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