Men and Mental health

MALE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A SUBSTANTIVE AND METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH REVIEW

by Michael S. Kimmel (Published as “Gender Symmetry in Domestic Violence: A Substantive and Methodological Research Review) Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, MSW Center for Women and Families, Louisville, KY in Violence Against Women, (2002) This substantial article examines the issues of men who are victimized by domestic violence in heterosexual relationships. Over the past several years, there has increasing attention to the

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Gender Role Expectation as a Source of Men’s Health and Mental Health Disparaties

Men are more likely to die than women for all 15 leading causes of death; the average life expectancy for a male, at birth, is 74.6 years, while for women it’s 79.6 years. This is because, Men do not seek out medical or mental health information and take less responsibility for their health issues than women. As a result, men are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease,

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What Every Man should know about “Low-T”: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A recent surge of ‘Low T” advertisements have led to an increase in men seeking Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) to a level of 3 percent of men over 40, as well as a industry of men’s clinics that has flowered to meet this interest. Because of this marketing blitz, millions of men and their partners are increasingly made to believe that the application of

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Calling it Anger Adds to the Danger

by Phyllis B. Frank and Gail K. Golden Anger Management Policy Statement With decades of experience to draw upon, we have determined that most people who are thought to need anger management programs already know how to manage their anger, and do so, on a daily basis in a wide variety of settings. It is particularly worrisome when a man is ordered to an

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Male Impotence: Pharmacology vs. Mental Health

Moshe Rozdzial, PhD Urologists estimate that about 30 million American men suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction, and many clinicians believe that number is rising. Viagra, the pharmacological treatment for impotence, went on the market in April of 1998. Pfizer, Inc., its manufacturer, rates its success as high as 80 percent. Men are expected to find the drug far more desirable than the

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Position paper on court mandated mental health treatment for men who batter

Many courts throughout the country are using mental health treatment as a penalty for men’s acts of assault against their partners. It is our strong professional determination, based on many decades of work in the field, that an order for mental health treatment as a sanction for an assault is not the appropriate response. Mental health treatment offers people the opportunity to do the

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Bibliography on Men’s Bodies and Body Image

Bordo, Susan. 2000. The male body: A new look at men in public and in private. Farrar Straus & Giroux. Charmaz, Kathy. 1994. Identity dilemmas of chronically ill men. The Sociological Quarterly 35: 269-288. Clarke, Laura Hurd, and Griffin, Meridith. 2008. Failing bodies: Body image and multiple chronic conditions in later life. Qualitative Health Research 18: 1084-1095. Conrad, Peter. 2007. Extension: Men and the

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Bibliography for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Books and Articles: Ainscough, C. & Toon, K. (2000). Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse. Great Britain: Fisher Books. Bass, E. & Davis, L. (2003). Beginning to Heal. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. Black, C. & DeBlassie, R. (1993). Sexual Abuse in Male Children and Adolescents: Indicators, Effects, and Treatments. Adolescence, 28(109), 123-133. Carnes, P. (1991). Don’t Call it Love. New York: Bantam Books. Creswell, M.

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Gastrointestinal Well-being Plays a Key Role in Men’s Health

Despite the prevalence of gastrointestinal conditions among the male population, many men continue to suffer quietly from severe diseases that typically receive less funding for research and treatment than other health conditions. Experts estimate that over 1.4 million individuals in the U.S., many of whom are men, are currently suffering from digestive diseases. A number of medications widely prescribed to men can increase the

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