Title

Pain: Adding to the affective burden

Editors

Elias Eriksson; Meir Steiner; Kimberly Yonkers

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

6-15-2000

Publication Title

Mood Disorders in Women

Publisher

CRC Press

Edition

1

First page number:

269

Last page number:

284

Abstract

The gender differential in the prevalence of mood disorders has been the focus of much attention recently. With depression and anxiety being grossly overrepresented in women, research has turned to the identification of biopsychosocial aetiological factors that might explain the gender difference. At its most expansive, the literature points to societal norms that may place women at risk for mood disturbances. The more modest hope has been that a greater understanding of potential contributing factors may result in a more effective clinical management of these debilitating disorders.

Keywords

Affective disorders; Anxiety in women; Anxiety--Sex differences; Depression in women; Depression; Mental--Sex differences

Disciplines

Biological Psychology | Gender and Sexuality | Health Psychology | Medicine and Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Social Psychology

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

ISBN-10: 1853175455; ISBN-13: 978-1853175459


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