Violence and Mental Health

Its Manifold Faces

Editors: Lindert, Jutta, Levav, Itzhak (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview on violence and the impact of violence on mental health
  • Includes a gender perspective on violence
  • Provides an overview on different types of violence
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About this book

Violence is one of the most important challenges, not only for public health systems, but also for public mental health. Violence can have immediate as well as long-term and even transgenerational effects on the mental health of its victims. This book provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging assessment of the mental health legacy left by violence. It addresses the issues as they affect states, communities and families, in other words at macro-, meso- and microlevels, beginning by describing the impact of violence on neurobiology and mental health, as well as the spectrum of syndromes and disorders associated with different forms of violence.

The work moves on to tackle violence at the international—and intranational—level before zeroing in on the nature of violence in communities such as villages or city districts. It also examines the results of violence in the family. Each type of violence has distinct effects on mental health and in each chapter specific groups are explored in depth to demonstrate the heterogeneity of violence as well as the diversity of its outcomes in the realm of public mental health. Finally, the book addresses the notion of ‘undoing violence’ by detailing case studies of effective interventions and prevention occurring in countries, communities and families. These cases give us pause to reflect on the nature of resilience and dignity in the context of violence and mental health.

All the chapters have been written by leading authors in

the field and provide a state-of-the-art perspective. The authors, from different fields of expertise, facilitate interdisciplinary and international insights into the impact of violence on mental health.

Reviews

“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


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Violence in Prolonged Conflicts and Its Socio-psychological Effects

    Lavi, Iris (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Intergenerational Transmission of Violence

    Widom, Cathy Spatz (et al.)

    Pages 27-45

  • Violence Exposure and Mental Health States

    Lindert, Jutta

    Pages 47-69

  • Self-Inflicted Violence

    Bertolote, José Manoel (et al.)

    Pages 73-85

  • Child Abuse and Adult Psychopathology

    Gal, Gilad (et al.)

    Pages 89-122

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8999-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8998-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7883-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence and Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Its Manifold Faces
Editors
  • Jutta Lindert
  • Itzhak Levav
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8999-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8999-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8998-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7883-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 423
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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