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BMC Women's Health

Women's mental and emotional health

Section edited by Jane Fisher

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of women’s mental and emotional health, including body image, depression, anxiety, and all other aspects of mental and emotional wellbeing in women.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Menopause can be a time of change for women and may be marked by disturbances in mood. For women living with a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, little is known about how they experience mood changes d...

    Authors: Tania Perich, Jane Ussher and Chloe Parton

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:110

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Women have generally been found to be the victims of violence, but scant attention has been paid to the characteristics of women who perpetrate aggression and violence. In South Africa, violence is a prevalent...

    Authors: Tara Carney, Bronwyn Myers, Tracy L. Kline, Kim Johnson and Wendee M. Wechsberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:93

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Violence related injury is a serious public health issue all over the world. This study aims to assess the association between several socio-economic factors and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Nepal.

    Authors: Sunita Dhungel, Pabita Dhungel, Shalik Ram Dhital and Christiane Stock

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:82

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Associations of eating behaviors and psychological profile between mothers and daughters with eating disorders exist, but it is important to dissect the influence of the mother in each specific disorder since ...

    Authors: Verónica Vázquez-Velázquez, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Juan Pablo Méndez, Eduardo García-García and Lucy María Reidl-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:74

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Migration is associated with a number of stress factors which can affect mental health. Ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status can intertwine with and influence the process of migration and mental health. ...

    Authors: Melanie L. Straiton, Heloise Marie L. Ledesma and Tam T. Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:72

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Anxiety and depression (A&D) are commonly reported among pregnant women from all over the world; however, there is a paucity of workable data from the developing countries including Pakistan. The current study...

    Authors: Rahila Ghaffar, Qaiser Iqbal, Adnan Khalid, Fahad Saleem, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Nosheen Sikandar Baloch, Fiaz ud Din Ahmad, Sajid Bashir, Sajjad Haider and Mohammad Bashaar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:51

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Infertility is often associated with a chronic state of stress which may manifest itself in anxiety-related and depressive symptoms. The aim of our study is to assess the psychological state of women with and ...

    Authors: Enikő Lakatos, Judit F Szigeti, Péter P Ujma, Réka Sexty and Piroska Balog

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:48

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Micronutrient malnutrition has been associated with maternal depressive symptoms (MDS), but little is known about the effects of preconceptional micronutrient supplementation. This paper examined the effects o...

    Authors: Phuong H. Nguyen, Ann M. DiGirolamo, Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Hoa Pham, Wei Hao, Hieu Nguyen, Truong V. Truong, Son Nguyen, Kimberly B. Harding, Gregory A. Reinhart, Reynaldo Martorell and Usha Ramakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:44

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Women veterans in the United States, particularly those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a history of military sexual assault, have unique health care needs, but their minority status in the US Vet...

    Authors: Shannon M. Kehle-Forbes, Eileen M. Harwood, Michele R. Spoont, Nina A. Sayer, Heather Gerould and Maureen Murdoch

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:38

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A breast cancer diagnosis and an abortion can each be pivotal moments in a woman’s life. Research on abortion and breast cancer deals predominantly with women diagnosed during pregnancy who might be advised to...

    Authors: Maggie Kirkman, Carmel Apicella, Jillian Graham, Martha Hickey, John L. Hopper, Louise Keogh, Ingrid Winship and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:26

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition, which has been shown to create anxiety in women. To be able to investigate these women’s health-related quality of life, a disease-specific instrument is require...

    Authors: Marie Rask, Marie Oscarsson, Neil Ludwig and Katarina Swahnberg

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:24

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Circulating Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels are inversely associated with insulin resistance. This study was conducted to compare maternal serum SHBG level between pregnant women with normal glucose...

    Authors: Manal Abdalla Tawfeek, Eman Mohamad Alfadhli, Abdulfatah Marawan Alayoubi, Hesham Ahmad El-Beshbishy and Fawzia Ahmad Habib

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:18

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In Western settings, the relationship between trauma history, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, and HIV risk behavior, is well established. Although female fish traders in Zambia are affected by HI...

    Authors: Lynn T. Murphy Michalopoulos, Stefani N. Baca-Atlas, Simona J. Simona, Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Alexander Ncube and Melanie B. Chery

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:15

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote s...

    Authors: Megan C. Hurley, Heather M. Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi and Sherry L. Grace

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:11

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Binge eating occurs more frequently in women than in men, and is known to be related to psychological factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety. This study examined the relationship between binge eating ...

    Authors: Jin-Yi Jung, Kye-Hyun Kim, Hee-Yeon Woo, Dong-Won Shin, Young-Chul Shin, Kang-Seob Oh, Eun-Hee Shin and Se-Won Lim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:8

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye (SSDE) mainly affects middle-aged women and can negatively affect women’s psychological and social functioning. However, little is known about the correlation between vision-related ...

    Authors: Yuqiu Zhang, Tong Lin, Alice Jiang, Naiqing Zhao and Lan Gong

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:75

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  17. Content type: Debate

    Domestic violence shares many features with chronic disease, including ongoing physical and mental health problems and eroded self-efficacy. Given the challenges around help-seeking for women experiencing dome...

    Authors: Laura Tarzia, Carl May and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:73

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