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Mental Health: Iran
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The Iranian woman is considered the foundation of the mental health of the family because she is responsible for men's comfort (Qadiri, 2002).

A national survey in Iran (Nurbala et al. 2001) shows that the prevalence of mental disorders (especially depression and anxiety) is significantly higher in women than it is in men (25.9 percent versus 14.9 percent). These findings are in accordance with other studies in Iran that show that, in all provinces, the prevalence of mental disorders is higher in women. Charmahal-va-B…

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Moshtagh, Nahaleh and Dezhkam, Nasim, “Mental Health: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0184e>
First published online: 2009

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