Chapter 19. Migration and Mental Health in Women: Mental Health Action Plan as a Tool to Increase Communication between Clinicians and Policy Makers

  1. Prabha S. Chandra3,
  2. Helen Herrman4,5,
  3. Jane Fisher6,7,
  4. Marianne Kastrup8,
  5. Unaiza Niaz9,10,
  6. Marta B. Rondón11 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha12
  1. Solvig Ekblad1,2

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch19

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Ekblad, S. (2009) Migration and Mental Health in Women: Mental Health Action Plan as a Tool to Increase Communication between Clinicians and Policy Makers, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 4

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 5

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 7

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 8

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 9

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 10

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 11

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 12

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

  2. 2

    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • migration and mental health in women;
  • mental health action plan - clinicians and policy makers' communication tools;
  • Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT), USA;
  • women and girls as risk groups;
  • internally displaced persons (IDPs);
  • immigrant women's psychological ill health and integration into new societies;
  • unemployment - most frequent resettlement stress factors;
  • family separation predicting distress in women;
  • psychopathology and expected or specific culture-bound responses;
  • domestic violence on immigrant women's mental health

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions: Mental health and health

  • Introduction

  • Risk factors

  • Resilience and coping

  • The impact of domestic violence on immigrant women's mental health

  • Access to mental healthcare services

  • The ADAPT model (Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma)

  • The case of Mrs Aba, her family and the community

  • Theory of change logic: Mental health action planning