Le differenze di genere in psichiatria

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Claudia Carmassi, Lilliana Dell'Osso
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 89-101 File size 520 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2014-001008
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Scientific literature widely demonstrated how of gender differences interact with social, cultural, environmental and neurobiological factors in the development of mental diseases such as mood, psychotic and anxiety disorders. Gender represents a factor that influences not only prevalence rates, but also the disorders’ clinical features, in addition to exposure to potential risk factors like the socioeconomic status. This paper analyses the state of the art on the gender differences reported in the major mental disorders, based on most recent epidemiological and clinical studies that also influenced the development of the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

Keywords: Gender, psychiatry, anxiety, mood, PTSD, epidemiology

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Claudia Carmassi, Lilliana Dell'Osso, Le differenze di genere in psichiatria in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 1/2014, pp 89-101, DOI: 10.3280/SES2014-001008