Event Title

Gender, Self-Silencing, and Depression in 13 Countries

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Women’s rates of depression are two to six times higher than men’s all over the world, both in industrialized and non-industrialized countries. In this talk, Dana Jack will give an overview of why this might be the case, including a consideration of human rights abuses that affect women in many parts of the globe. She will describe her research on gender and depression in Nepal, using slides to illustrate women’s lives in this country that has been shadowed by the Maoist uprising for the past ten years. Drawing from her recently published book, Silencing the Self Across Cultures which includes research on depression and gender in thirteen countries, she will describe differences and similarities in women’s and men’s depression.

About the Lecturer: Dana Jack, Psychologist and Professor at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Document Type

Event

Start Date

16-2-2011 12:00 PM

End Date

16-2-2011 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Self-silencing, Depression in women

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Language

English

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Feb 16th, 12:00 PM Feb 16th, 1:15 PM

Gender, Self-Silencing, and Depression in 13 Countries

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Women’s rates of depression are two to six times higher than men’s all over the world, both in industrialized and non-industrialized countries. In this talk, Dana Jack will give an overview of why this might be the case, including a consideration of human rights abuses that affect women in many parts of the globe. She will describe her research on gender and depression in Nepal, using slides to illustrate women’s lives in this country that has been shadowed by the Maoist uprising for the past ten years. Drawing from her recently published book, Silencing the Self Across Cultures which includes research on depression and gender in thirteen countries, she will describe differences and similarities in women’s and men’s depression.

About the Lecturer: Dana Jack, Psychologist and Professor at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies