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Congratulations to IAWMH Past President Prof. Anita Riecher-Rössler for winning the European Psychiatric Association Constance Pascal – Helen Boyle Prize!

The Prize will be awarded during the Opening Ceremony of the European Congress of Psychiatry, on 3 March 2018 in Nice, France.


Background of the Prize

 

Women have long been discriminated against, including in the fields of mental health care and psychiatry. The aim of this prestigious Prize is to publicly acknowledge and increase awareness of the outstanding achievements by women in working to improve mental health care in Europe.

 

The Prize is named in honour of Dr. Helen Boyle, an Irish-British physician and psychologist who started working as a psychiatrist in 1894 in England and went on to become the first female President of the Medico-Psychological Association (later to become the Royal College of Psychiatrists); and Dr. Constance Pascal,  a Romanian doctor, who was the first woman to qualify as a psychiatrist in France in 1908. Both contributed significantly to the scientific literature in addition to their pioneering clinical work and served as role models for generations of future female psychiatrists.


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Congratulations to several IAWMH leaders and members who contributed to, "Perinatal Mental Health," published in The Lancet on November 14, 2014.


Executive summary

Pregnancy is challenging for many women; however, for a minority of women it can be overshadowed by mental illness. The Lancet’s Perinatal Mental Health Series reviews the effects of perinatal mental disorders on mother and child. The first of three papers examines non-psychotic mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The second paper looks at serious mental illness, focusing on bipolar disorder, psychosis, and schizophrenia; and the third paper summarises evidence for the effects of parental mental health on the child: from fetal development to adolescence across a range of low and high income countries.



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IAWMH PAID MEMBERS NOW RECEIVE FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO THE JOURNAL!  THE LINK IS ON THE MEMBERS ONLY PAGE! 

 

For more information on the journal and the most downloaded papers for free, please refer to the journal’s homepage - http://www.springer.com/medicine/psychiatry/journal/737
 

    


 


      NEW BOOK PUBLISHED

 

    VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH

A comprehensive overview on the

psychological sequelae of violence

against women worldwide

 

Editors:

Claudia García-Moreno / Anita Riecher-Rössler

 

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NEW APP
 
Mood Watch is a new mobile application available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices.  For more information, visit moodwatchapp.com.  
 
Endorsed by NAMI

 

Almost 850 professionals from 68 countries attended the 4th World Congress on Women's Mental Health in Madrid. The following are some links to articles about the Congress.

 

IAWMH Press Release


Tryptophan, Tyrosine May Battle Early Postpartum Depression, By: MICHELE G. SULLIVAN, Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network - 03/18/11 - FROM THE WORLD CONGRESS ON WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH - http://www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/news/adult-psychiatry/single-article/tryptophan-tyrosine-may-battle-early-postpartum-depression/1d287583c3.html

 

 

Treating Mood Disorders in Pregnancy - Not an Easy Decision, By: MICHELE G. SULLIVAN, Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network - 03/21/11 - FROM THE WORLD CONGRESS ON WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH - http://www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/index.php?id=2407&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=53279