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Gender inequality and discrimination, as well as violence and victimisation towards women, have recently hit the headlines creating a media furore. We provide a timely discussion surrounding the impact of these issues on women's mental health and a discussion of the role of psychiatry in this context.Declaration of interestK.B. is the editor for the British Journal of Psychiatry but has not played a role in the decision to accept this editorial for publication in this journal. G.H. has no conflict of interest to declare.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.2018.244

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

12/2018

Volume

213

Pages

682 - 684

Keywords

Women's mental health, childhood maltreatment, gender discrimination, victimisation, Crime Victims, Female, Humans, Mental Health, Sexism, Violence, Women's Health