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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 246-251

Women and schizophrenia


Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Thara
Schizophrenia Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.161487

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Women's mental health is closely linked to their status in society. This paper outlines the clinical features of women with schizophrenia and highlights the interpersonal and social ramifications on their lives. There is no significant gender difference in the incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia. There is no clear trend in mortality, although suicides seem to be more in women with schizophrenia. In India, women face a lot of problems, especially in relation to marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Most studies have shown better premorbid functioning, and social adjustment for women compared with men. There is a great need to plan for gender-sensitive mental health services targeting the special needs of these women. Women caregivers also deserve due attention.



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