Chapter 25. Families of Origin as Agents Determining Women's Mental Health

  1. Prabha S. Chandra2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,4,
  3. Jane Fisher5,6,
  4. Marianne Kastrup7,
  5. Unaiza Niaz8,9,
  6. Marta B. Rondón10 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha11
  1. Wenhong Cheng

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch25

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

Cheng, W. (2009) Families of Origin as Agents Determining Women's Mental Health, 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.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

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

  5. 6

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

  6. 7

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 8

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 9

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 11

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Shanghai Mental Health Centre, Medical School, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

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:

  • families of origin as agents determining women's mental health;
  • families of origin - lifetime impact on the developing child;
  • parents' attitudes towards female child - affecting her development as a woman and her self-acceptance;
  • impact of parenthood on women's mental health;
  • mother's ability to mother - affecting quality of female identification in her daughter;
  • physical and emotional abuse - in women's mental health;
  • families, social change and women's mental health;
  • families of origin - role in development of women and mental health;
  • parent's sex, personality, mental and physical health and valuing of child's sex;
  • fundamental importance of family's role in children's development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The impact of the family of origin's perspectives about females on the growth of women

  • Impact of parenthood on women's mental health

  • Families, social change and women's mental health

  • Conclusion

  • References