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| Published: February 24, 2017

Women Mental Health and Well-being: A New Paradigm

Mrs. Ashwini. R

Clinical Psychologist, Dept of Clinical Psychology, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS)-Dharwad-Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Vijay Prasad. B

Associate Professor, Dept., of Clinical Psychology, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS)-Dharwad-Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.102/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.102

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This paper reviews literature on the determinants of women’s mental health through a stigma of mental illness and gender perspectives. This approach stresses that women’s particular health needs have been neglected in a male-centred models of health, and argues for the importance of addressing these needs in a way that views women and their lives holistically. A woman in social context is seen as parents and their roles have been demonstrated from their life within the family and society as well. This article draws attention to the women and physical health instead of looking at mental illness alone. The impact of violence against women, in particular, the effects of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and rape has been illustrated in western and Indian perspectives. In recommendations initiatives in mental health services especially, for women mental health has been emphasized broadly.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.102/20170402

10.25215/0402.102

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017