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Depression in Nepalese Women
From Patriarchy to Empowerment: Participation, Rights, and Women’s Movements in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (2007)
  • Dana C. Jack, Western Washington University
  • Mark van Ommern
Abstract
The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2020, depression will become the second-leading cause of the global disease burden. Women in both high-income and low-income countries experience depression at a rate of almost double the rate of men; currently, depression constitutes women's leading cause of disability in the world. In Nepal and most low-income countries, almost no attention has been focused on women's depression, even though the World Health Organization ranks depression as the most important women's health problem in the world overall. This chapter reports on research conducted on gender and depression in Nepal in 2001.
Keywords
  • Gender and depression in Nepal,
  • depression
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Editor
Valentine M. Moghadam
Publisher
Syracuse University Press
Citation Information
Dana C. Jack and Mark van Ommern. "Depression in Nepalese Women" From Patriarchy to Empowerment: Participation, Rights, and Women’s Movements in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana_jack/13/