Mental health issues among Palestinian women in Israel

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The chapter addresses major determinants of mental health issues among Palestinian women in Israel, including political, social, cultural, and economic factors. Poverty, harsh living conditions, violence, disrupted family relations, polygamy, discrimination and stigma, and employment and working conditions, among other factors, are discussed in the contexts of negative mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, somatization, and anxiety) and positive mental health outcomes (e.g., marital quality, family functioning, life satisfaction, and well-being). The effects of these different determinants are examined with regard to coping resources, coping behaviors, and help-seeking behaviors. This chapter relates to the general Palestinian society in Israel.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationMental Health and Palestinian Citizens in Israel
EditorsMuhammad M. Haj-Yahia, Ora Nakash, Itzhak Levav
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780253043108
ISBN (Print)9780253043078, 9780253043061
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameIndiana Series in Middle East Studies


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