Introduction From Charcot studies on Hysteria to recent analysis of the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illness seems to be a matter in which sex and gender play a non-negligible role. In theWHOdata on neuropsychiatric disorders, women are prevalent in almost all types of disorder. Objective Primary prevention can only refer to the recognition of social, educational, relational, environmental factors. Few studies have been conducted on the socio-demographic characteristics of the female population relating to psychiatric services. Aims The aims of our research are to evaluate both the demographic and clinical characteristics of women related to mental health services in Trieste and their adherence to rehabilitation programs. Methods The study was conducted by collecting the personal data of clinical users women from the four mental health centers in Trieste and the psychiatric service for diagnosis and treatment (SPDC). In the year 2014, the user attending the mental health department are 4952. Results Data analysis showed that women in charge at the Department of Mental Health is 2731, representing 55% of all users. The predominant age group is between 46 and 65 years (between 17% and 23% for each CSM). The number of women taking part at rehabilitation activities is of 1332 (49%). Conclusions It is considered necessary that the services for mental health sponsor prevention, treatment and rehabilitation around the specific needs of women.

Epidemiological characteristics and role of socializing activities in a sample of women in Mental Health Centre

D. Celona
;
F. Sandri
;
V. Botter
;
E. Pascolo-Fabrici
2016-01-01

Abstract

Introduction From Charcot studies on Hysteria to recent analysis of the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illness seems to be a matter in which sex and gender play a non-negligible role. In theWHOdata on neuropsychiatric disorders, women are prevalent in almost all types of disorder. Objective Primary prevention can only refer to the recognition of social, educational, relational, environmental factors. Few studies have been conducted on the socio-demographic characteristics of the female population relating to psychiatric services. Aims The aims of our research are to evaluate both the demographic and clinical characteristics of women related to mental health services in Trieste and their adherence to rehabilitation programs. Methods The study was conducted by collecting the personal data of clinical users women from the four mental health centers in Trieste and the psychiatric service for diagnosis and treatment (SPDC). In the year 2014, the user attending the mental health department are 4952. Results Data analysis showed that women in charge at the Department of Mental Health is 2731, representing 55% of all users. The predominant age group is between 46 and 65 years (between 17% and 23% for each CSM). The number of women taking part at rehabilitation activities is of 1332 (49%). Conclusions It is considered necessary that the services for mental health sponsor prevention, treatment and rehabilitation around the specific needs of women.
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