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The Role Of Gender And Mental Illness In Women: Women and Mental Health

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
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Course Summary

Gender has a significant impact on the development and presentation of mental illness and the overall mental health of individuals. It affects how mental illness develops and the treatment plan. Socioeconomics, social status and power differences influence gender roles as well as stigma related to mental illness and access to treatment. Diagnostic strategies to identify mental illness in women and to determine the best treatment plan needs to include improved access to therapy and medication as well as follow up.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           The Role Of Gender In Mental Health

1.   Gender-specific Risk Factors

III.         Socioeconomic Disadvantage And Mental Health

1.   Income Inequality

2.   Subordinate Status

3.   Responsibility for Others

IV.          Depressive Disorders In Women

1.   Signs and Symptoms

V.            Anxiety In Women

VI.          Somatic Disorders In Women

VII.       Treatment Options For Mental Illness In Women

1.   Medication

2.   Non-Pharmacologic Treatments

VIII.     Summary


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