Psychopathology in Women: Incorporating Gender Perspective Into Descriptive Psychopathology

Saenz-Herrero, Margarita

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-30
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 883
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  • ISBN: 3030151786
  • ISBN-13: 9783030151782
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This book examines sex and gender differences in the causes and expression of medical conditions, including mental health disorders.

Sex differences are variations attributable to individual reproductive organs and the XX or XY chromosomal complement. Gender differences are variations that result from biological sex as well as individual self-representation which include psychological, behavioural, and social consequences of an individual's perceived gender.

Gender is still a neglected field in psychopathology, and gender differences is often incorrectly used as a synonym of sex differences. A reconsideration of the definition of gender, as the term that subsumes masculinity and femininity, could shed some light on this misperception and could have an effect in the study of health and disease.


This second edition of Psychopathology clarifies the anthropological, cultural and social aspects of gender and their impact on mental health disorders. It focuses on gender perspective as a paradigm not only in psychopathology but also in mental health disorders. As such it promotes open mindedness in the definition and perception of symptoms, as well as assumptions about those symptoms, and raises awareness of mental health.


Marga Sáenz-Herrero was awarded with a degree in Medicine at the University of Valladolid. She received her PhD in Medicine in 2004 from Complutense University in Madrid. She is a specialist in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Comillas University and specialist in Integrative Psychotherapy by Alcalá University. In 2009, she received a Specialization in Forensic Psychiatry.

She has been an Associate Professor at Complutense University until 2005 where she taught undergraduate and postgraduate students. Since 2009, she is teaching medical students at Basque University in Vitoria. She has been also Tutor of Psychiatric Residents since 2009 at Alava University Hospital, and she is currently tutoring Medical Residents in Psychiatry at Cruces University Hospital in Bilbao.

She has worked with Professor López-Ibor at San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid. During this period she received a grant to stay at the Eating Disorders Program with Professor Katherine Halmi, at New York Hospital, USA.


She has worked in different hospitals as Sant Boi Psychiatric Hospital in Barcelona and Alava University Hospital until 2015 when she started working at Cruces University Hospital in Bilbao.

As an author, she has published more than 20 international posters and communications both nationally and internationally. She has contributed as speaker more than 50 presentations in national and international Congress. She has contributed with several articles in magazines worldwide and 20 chapters of books.. She has edited several books. In 2015, she edited Psychopathology in Women, a Gender perspective with Springer.

Her recent research focuses on Gender Perspective as a Paradigm in Clinical Psychopathology, in the use of Psychotherapeutic approaches in Daily Clinical Practice. She has actively participated in several Research Projects and has led different Projects. She collaborates as a researcher at Cibersam, led by Ana González-Pinto and she is interested in Promoting Research Projects that include the Gender dimension, not included into Scientific Research so far.

She has participated in the organization and has been part of scientific committee of different congresses and conferences in the Spanish Society of Psychiatry. She is a member to the Neuropsychiatry Association of Euskadi; Vicepresident of Society of History and Philosophy of Psychiatry. She is a vocal member of Spanish Society of Psychiatry. At present, she is an advisory board member at IAWMH.

Since 2014, she coordinates and participates in the Equality Conferences in Bilbao, promoting Equality in Psychiatry in Álava Hospital and Cruces University Hospital. She has contributed in Gender Violence Basic Course for Health Workers in Osakidetza, and she is included in a Preventing Gender Violence Group.

She is nowadays participating in the standards applicable worldwide to services for Victims of Violence against Women, with Emakunde and Basque Government, through a collaboration agreement with the United Nations Project.