John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert
3. The human dimension: people in their places
4. Love, sex, gender, and philosophy
Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott
3. Who is at risk of depression?
One advantage of the more consistent application of diagnostic criteria for identifying individuals with a depressive disorder is that it allows national and international comparisons to be undertaken. Large-scale studies make it possible to estimate the overall prevalence of depression, and repeating the surveys allows detection of any changes in these rates over time. Comparisons can be made between the distribution of depression cases by country, culture, economic and social status, and other demographic features such as age, gender, marital status, etc. Differences between any of these subgroups can offer important insights into
Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
7. Panic disorder
Panic is a common feature of all anxiety disorders, and other psychological problems too, but it takes centre stage in panic disorder where a person experiences recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, involving four or more of a range of sensations, including palpitations, pounding heart, sweating, trembling, breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness, and fear of dying, losing control, or going crazy. The biological and psychological causes for panic are considered; the success of Cognitive behavioural therapy as treatment indicates a strong psychological cause.
Beagle , the 28-year-old Charles Darwin began to experience a number of puzzling and distressing symptoms,
Peter K. Smith
8. Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood
8. Where next for family law?
7. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths
Bend it Like Beckham (2002) illustrated effectively gender issues in the Sikh religion and how they are viewed in comparison to gender issues outside of Sikhism. ‘Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths’ looks at these themes and relates them to discussion of Punjabi cultural norms, insights of the Gurus, and the legacy of Guru Gobind Singh in both the Khalsa and the Dasam Granth. It also considers the strictures of successive rahit-nama s and the reformist project of the Singh Sabha, plus more recent developments, especially in the