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Impact du genre sur le diagnostic psychiatrique : une revue de la littérature

Abstract : Gender concept involves social roles considered as appropried or not for men and women, so it differs from biological sex. This concept has long been debated, with different definitions or approaches. It joins psychiatry and mental illness conceptions, at the crossraod between social and biology; indeed, in these two domains, social norms are determinants in the definition of normal and pathologic. Through international litterature, we will study the entanglement between gender and psychiatry, in order to understand how and why "internalised" psychiatric troubles are more frequent among women and "externalised" troubles more frequent among men. In a first part, we will approach social aspects of gender and mental illness. The impact of gender on psychiatric diagnosis will be approached in a second part through clinical and psychopathological aspects of two frequent disorders in psychiatry: depression and personality disorders. Then, we will discuss emergent solutions to reduce gender bias in psychiatric diagnosis.
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Claire-Lise Alvarez. Impact du genre sur le diagnostic psychiatrique : une revue de la littérature. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02418286⟩



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