3070.0 Beyond Physical Health: Addressing Mental Health Needs of Women

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
A myriad of mental health needs are often overlooked by health providers and may detrimentally affect the health and general well-being of women as well as the families that depend on them. Mental health issues resulting from military or combat experience, general depression, and the social factors that may contribute to mental health needs and services will be discussed. Presenters will provide evidence of the burden of mental health issues and the repercussions of not adequately treating depression. Rationale and support for early interventions and additional mental health services will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the unique health and mental health needs of female veterans. 2. Understand the prevalence of major and non-major depression among women. 3. Understand the influence of neighborhood factors on depression. 4. Recognize the importance of early intervention and providing mental health services to women.

8:30 AM
Female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: Stress-related behaviors and coping mechanisms
Kristin M. Mattocks, PhD, MPH, Jody Sindelar, PhD, Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH, Sally Haskell, MD and Amy Justice, MD, PhD
8:50 AM
Prevalence of Major and Non-major Depressive Disorders Among Women Veteran Clinic Users with Cardiovascular Conditions
Chan Shen, Ranjana Banerjea, PhD, Leonard Pogach, MD, MBA and Usha Sambamoorthi, PhD
9:10 AM
Neighborhood effects on the depression trajectories of rural adolescent girls
Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe, PhD, Vangie A. Foshee, PhD and Susan T. Ennett, PhD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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