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Women and Depression

Editor(s): Iffat Hussain
Contributors: Basil J. Pillay, Carolyn Quadrio, Carolyn Quadrio, Tracie O’Keefe, Iffat Hussain, Irmeli Laitinen, Shari Read,

Book Description

Women and Depression is a multidisciplinary book. It is a collection of research papers and essays from authors in the fields of sociology, public health, psychology and psychiatry. It presents further interdisciplinary views on women and depression. The authors have communicated their professional experience, information and knowledge, integrating the latest information about women and depression.

The chapters explore different aspects of women and depression, for example, how the community, social, and religious aspects play their roles in developing or fighting depression among women. In some chapters authors have shared their personal experiences, and their friends’ experiences, which caused depression. Other chapters include medical points that lead to depression in women whereas some chapters explore the healing power of self-help such as yoga and meditation.

This book offers a comprehensive understanding of depression which is so common among women. It provides an insight from a wide variety of professionals and people outside the medical field. The essays are not purely medically based: the book is also intended to be accessible for those outside the medical field including patients with depression, their families and friends, and all those who are interested in this condition.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2114-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2114-4
Date of Publication: 01/06/2010
Pages / Size: 185 / A5
Price: £34.99


Iffat Hussain is the author of Problems of Working Women in Karachi, Pakistan. She holds double Masters in Physiology and International Services Management. She has a history of working in research and with UNICEF. Dr. Hussain volunteered to educate the local doctors of the Sindh Province, Pakistan, to improve the health of women and children. She is also a freelance writer.