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Violence and Mental Health

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Preface: Martin McKee.- Foreword: Jutta Lindert, Itzhak Levav.-Part 1: General Issues in Violence and Health: Chapter 1: Violence in Prolonged Conflicts and its Socio-Psychological Effects: Iris Lavi, Danier Bar-Tal.- Chapter 2: Intergenerational Transmission on Violence: Cathy Spatz Widom, Helen W. Wilson.- Chapter 3: Violence and Mental Health States: Jutta Lindert.- Part II: Self-Inflicted Violence, A Public Health Challenge: Chapter 4: Self-Inflicted Violence: Jose Manuel Bertolote, Diego de Leo.-Part III: Violence in Families: Chapter 5: Child Abuse and Adult Psychopathology: Gilad Gal, Yael Basford.- Chapter 6: Corporal Punishment and Children's Mental Health: Opportunities for Prevention: Lawrence Wissow.- Chapter 7: Mental Health Consequences of Violence against Women: Jane Fisher, Meena Cabral de Mello.- Chapter 8: The Consequences of Violence on the Mental Health of the Elderly: Robert Kohn.- Part IV: Violence in Communities: Chapter 9: Bullying in Schools: Rates, Correlates and Impact on Mental Health: Sheryl Hemphill, Michelle Tollit, Aneta Kotevski, Ariane Florent.- Chapter 10: Violence against People with Mental Disorders: Angelo Barbato.- Chapter 11: 'This is where the Seed is Sown': Aboriginal Violence - Continuities or Contexts? : Ernest Hunter, Leigh-Ann Onnis.- Chapter 12: Trafficked Persons and Health: Itsvan Szilard, Arpad Barath.- Part V: Violence in Societies: Chapter 13: Terrorism and its Impact on Mental Health: Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea.- Chapter 14: Political Persecution in the German Democratic Republic between 1949 and 1989 and it consequences for Mental and Physical Health: Gregor Weissflog, Elmar Brahler.- Chapter 15: The Aftermath of the European and Rwandan Genocides: Itzhak Levav.- Chapter 16: The New H5 Model of Refugee Trauma and Recovery: Richard F. Mollica, Robert Brooks, Solvig Ekblad, Laura McDonald.- Part VI: Outlook: Evidence based Models of Prevention and Intervention: Chapter 17: Evidence based Interventions for Violent Behavior in Children: Sajid Humayun, Stephen Scott.- From Sharpeville to Marikana: The Changing Political Landscape for Mental Health Practice in a Violent South Africa: Leslie Swartz.


"The book explores the effect of violence on victims and discusses evidence-based interventions. ... the book is appropriate for clinicians (i.e. psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, graduate students in the social sciences) who work with victims. ... the book is very readable and contains helpful figures and tables as well as interesting case studies. ... In this day of increased violence around the world, the book serves an important function." (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2015) "Violence is the most inhuman challenge to the human social fabric and to the psychological sciences: their failures are more frequent than their victories. This book provides an outstanding scientific framework to the analysis and the possible answers to structural violence, to the social structures that harm people and to interpersonal violence, when individuals harm other individuals." Benedetto Saraceno, Professor of Global Health at the University Nova of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. "It is the responsibility of our societies to ensure health and wellbeing for all their members. To achieve these aims, we urgently need the commitment from our societies to the prevention of all forms of violence. This publication presents new knowledge and evidence that support clear action that societies must take to build a legacy of health and development throughout the life course." Dr. Matilde Maddaleno, PAHO/World Health Organization, Washington DC. "For those interested in the specific issue of the bidirectional link between mental illness and violence, this book is a good starting point. While the social stereotype of mental illness is of a person who is likely to be violent, this book reminds us that the reality is complex. Mental illness is a frequent outcome for thos who have experienced violence and those with with mental illness are also more likely to be victims of violence. However, it need not be so. There are numerous opportunities for intervention to improve mental health outcomes for those who have experienced violence. This books reminds us we can do better." Dr. Soumithra Pathare, India Law Society, Pune, India

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