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Courtney Hughes

Professor Leslie Drake

LAS 13525
19 October 2016
Mental Health in Men and Women: An Annotated Bibliography
Afifi, Mustafa. Gender Differences and Health. SpringerReference. 19 Oct. 2016.
In this article it talks about the differences when it comes to mental health between men
and women. It also touches on strategies for mental disorders and how to prevent them. It also
talks about the risk factors reduction that cannot be gender neutral and also talks about the risks
themselves being gender specific. The few things this article brings up are: why gender matter in
mental health, to explain the relationship of gender and health-seeking behavior as a powerful
determinant of gender differences, to examine the gender roles, and talk about many different
disorders and there relation to gender.
This article is scholarly, some of it is based on a study and some is straight factual. The
author, Mustafa Afifi, brings up many points that relate to the research topic. The author does not
show any biases, it is very factual and straight forward. It has a very large reference list at the
end and shows that this information is being written for a purpose and had time and effort put
into it. Also at the end it has a conclusion and recommendation, which is not in the other sources.
This article will come in very handy when answering the research question because it talks about
how gender affects mental health.

Borges, Tatiana L. (2016). Common Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care Units:
oooooAssociated Factors and Impact on Quality of Life. Medline EBSCHost, 22(5), 378-86. 18
oooooOct. 2016.
In this article it brings up the point about common mental disorders and how they are
characterized. They have a set objective when it comes to this article as well, to investigate
factors that are associated with the incidence of common mental disorders. They also talk about
the impact that quality of life has on the patients. It also includes a study about treatment,
sociodemographic, common mental disorders, among other things. It also has the results from the
study in the article.
In this article, the author, Tatiana Longo Borges, had a lot of help making this academic
journal. This article was published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric and was released
this year. The information in this book is fairy factual, even though it was based on a survey it
does say some things that are though in psychology courses. The purpose of this article is to
inform and show people their experiment.
Cooper, Rachel. (2014). Diagnosing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
oooooDisorders: Fifth Edition. EBOOK: EBSCOHost, Karnac Books. 19 Oct. 2016.
oooooThis eBook is also known as the DSM and it is widely known in the psychology world. It
is used to find, diagnose and treat mental illness. It is aimed at patients, mental health
professionals, and academics with an interest in mental health. This is a source that will come in
very useful for the research question at hand.
oooooThis source is looked at as scholarly but can be used as general. It I found on the Ottawa
Library through EBSCHost, and is published by Karnac Books in London. This source is very

credible and will be very useful when it comes to answering the research question. The purpose
of this source is to inform and show people what every mental illness and disorder does, what
causes it and how it is treated.
Eaton, Nicholas R. (2011). Study Finds Sex Differences in Mental Illness. American
Psychological Association. 26 Sept, 2016.
This article talks about mental illness and how it is different from the men to women.
Women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, while men are more likely to
have substance abuse or antisocial disorders. This article was published online in Journal of
Abnormal psychology. It also has data from some research in 2001 and 2002 of U.S. Residents
that were 18 years or older and were asked questions that examined their lifetime mental health
history that went up until 12 months prior to the questions. Then it talks about the findings of this
This scholarly article was published in August of 2011 and has since been revised, it
comes from the American Psychological Association. Even though it is over five years old it can
still be used to look at what psychology and mental illness used to be not too long ago. This
source talks about the sex differences in mental illness, the author Nicholas R. Eaton works at the
University of Minnesota as an assistant professor in Clinical Psychology. The information in this
source is from a study that was performed to attempt to figure out the differences in men and
women in mental illness. The purpose is to inform the readers and the point of view is objective
and has no biases.
Gender and Womens Mental Health. Gender and Womens Mental Health. World Health
Organization. 19 Oct. 2016.

In this article, from World Health Organization, it talks about women and mental health
and the gender part of it also. Some of the topics brought up in this are: gender disparities and
mental health, why gender, gender specific risk factors, gender bias, and womens mental health.
All of this information could be of huge use to answer the research question. It is a good source
because it can help the writer to understand the womens side of it more and can then compare it
to the mens side.
This article is both general and scholarly, it has many aspects of it that can be seen as a
general outlook but some scholars could find it helpful. World Health Organization is also a
credible site, they have made many different articles about many different topics. The purpose of
this source is to inform and educate people about the mental health of women because it is not
talked about and doesnt get much attention.
Harris, William V. (2013). Mental Disorders in the Classical World. EBSCO EBook Academic
Collection. 26 Sept, 2016.
In this book, there is a lot that the author covers such as: current problems with
classification of mental illness, galenic madness, what it is and how it can be treated, particular
syndromes, and many others. In this book specifically, it talks about the past mainly, talking
about what mental illness used to look like and it specific treatments that were used to fix the
issue. As it says in the title, mental disorders in the classical world. This is very good information
to know because psychology dates back a very long time ago and its good to know where it all
started and what the difference between today and then is.
This book was published in 2013 and has not been revised since it was released and is
accessed through EBSCOHost on the Ottawa Library. The author, William V. Harris, is a history

professor at Columbia University and has written other books, some relating to this topic and
some not. The information comes from many different sources and is unbiased. The purpose of
this information is to inform and teach because the author makes his purpose of this book very
Koenig, Anne M., and Alice Eagly H. (2014). Extended Role Congruity Theory of Prejudice to
oooooMen and Women with Sex-Typed Mental Illnesses. Business Source Premier [EBSCO].
ooooo26 Sept, 2016.
In this academic journal they tested role congruity theory and this was spread across two
studies. Participants and counselor were included and they were to rate each target individually
in each of the roles being played. It also talks about the men and women, and how they are more
suitable for what specific role. They also tie this into prejudice and how these two topics
This scholarly academic journal was published in January 2014 and has not been revised.
This source helps to understand the background of mental illness and is also found on the Ottawa
Library through EBSCOHost. This topic talks about the comparison between men and women in
relation to mental illness. The authors both work at separate universities as professors in
Psychology. The information provided comes from a large amount of sources and is also
supported by evidence. The information is also somewhat bias because they talk about their sides
to their personal argument. The purpose of this source is to inform, teach and somewhat
Most Common Disorders in Men.Dual Diagnosis. 19 Oct. 2016.

In this article from Dual Diagnosis, it brings up many good points. Some of the topics
discusses go as follows, social anxiety disorders affect both genders equally, OCD can talk over a
mans life, and men with bipolar disorder are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. All of these
topics have not been touched on in the other sources so it will definitely give the writer a good
and different perspective.
This article is from a credible site, this site also has ways to contact the people behind all
of it with questions and also to learn more about the company. This article has not been revised
from when it was published, but it also does not give a release date. These topics relate to the
research question quite a bit because it talks about men and mental health and what happens to
them during these times. The purpose of this article is to inform and educate the readers about
the impacts that mental illness and mental disorders can to do people, but specifically men.
Stigma and Discrimination Around Mental Health and Substance Use Problems. Here to Help.
19 Oct. 2016
In this article by the people behind Here to Help, it talks about the stigma behind mental
health and substance abuse problems. This article doesnt actually pertain to the research
question, but it very helpful when trying to answer the questions about the way that people look
at mental health and how it is viewed today. In this article, it talks about the layers of stigma,
how bad it is, what people can do about it, and where do people go from here. It also had some
websites that can help you to understand it more.
This article written for the general public and possibly some scholars is found on
heretohelp and there is no specific author but it is a website and has other topics too. It was
written in 2014 and has been revised since in 2015. The purpose of this is to inform and that is

important for this specific topic because people do not understand this side of mental health. This
website it credible and does not seem to have many biases, if any. This topic does not fully relate
to the research question but will definitely come in handy.
Tasman, Allen. (2016). The Thing About Mental Illness. CINAHL Complete [EBSCHost].
Psychiatric Times. 26 Sept. 2016.
This article is about mental illness in general and how and why it affects people on a
daily basis. While the author does use his own opinion on things, he makes good points that
could be used to answer the research question. It also talks about certain mental disorders and
how they affect people. It seems to be more a motivational article for someone suffering with a
mental disorder because it states things like, you cannot infect them.
This source is from the Ottawa Library online database from EBSCOHost. It is also
found at Psychiatric Times. Both of these are credible sources and can be used to answer the
research question because it talks about important topics when it comes to understanding the
purpose behind mental illness. The purpose of this article is to inform and throughout the article
the author does use his own opinion and is quite biased.
Women and Mental Health. (2016). U.S. National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library
of Medicine. 26 Sept. 2016.
This article comes from a website of many other articles, but this specific one focuses on
mental disorders and how they affect men and women differently. It also talks about depression
and the different types of it. It also touches on disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar
disorder, and what the research says about it. It also tells the audience that there are biological
and psychological factors, that may be different, that affect men and women.

This article, which is both general and scholarly, was published in July of 2016 and also
has been revised. The topic of this article is about the mental health of women and comes from
National Institute of Mental Health. While the specific author is not specified, the website is still
very credible. The information comes from many different sources and references, some being
doctors and physicians behind the website. The information is supported by evidence and is also
very unbiased and free of emotion. The purpose is to inform and possibly teach because the
authors make their intentions and purposes clear. The information is based on fact and the point
of view is objective.
World Almanac Education Group, Inc. (2014). Mental Disorders. Funk and Wagnalls New
World Encyclopedia [EBSCO]. 26 Sept, 2016.
In this article, it brings up many of the mental disorders that are frequently diagnosed and
asked about. These are childhood disorders, mental retardation, organic mental disorders,
schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform and
dissociative disorders, personality disorders, and incidence and distribution. All of these that are
mental disorders are then explained in a summary. They also go into detail about what may cause
them, treatment, and other things, but they do differ depending on the subject at hand.
This scholarly academic journal was published in 2014 and was revised in 2016. It is
found through the Ottawa Library. This source talks about certain mental disorders and what they
are about. This source is found through World Almanac Education Group, Inc., Funk & Wagnalls
New World Encyclopedia, and also DSM IV. This specific source is found is used to inform
people about mental disorders. All of the information used is non-bias and factual.