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PSYCHOTHERAPY, RACE, AND RACISM IN BRAZILIAN CONTEXT:
EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS OF BLACK WOMEN
Marizete Damasceno Gouveia e Valeska Zanello
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THE GROUP OF VOICE HEARERS: MENTAL HEALTH CARE DEVICE
Henrique Campagnollo Dávila Fernandes; Valeska Zanello
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(IN)VISIBILITY OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN MENTAL HEALTH
Mariana Pedrosa; Valeska Zanello
ABSTRACT – The aim of this study was to analyze the perception, beliefs and knowledge of mental health professionals about violence against women and public policies related to this issue. To accomplish this objective, 12 interviews were carried out. Based on data analysis, five themes were proposed: “perception of demands presented by women and men”, “experience in providing care to women victims of violence”, “link between violence and mental health”, “knowledge about the Maria da Penha Law and women-centered public policies”, “(Lack of) knowledge about the compulsory notification of violence against women”. Professionals had difficulties dealing with these themes, especially related to addressing and notifying violence. Their practices are based on their intuition rather than on theoretical and practical knowledge. Keywords: violence against women, mental health, health professionals
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DEPRESSION AND MASCULINITIES: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW OF
BRAZILIAN JOURNALS
Naiara Windmöller; Valeska Zanello (Brasilia University, Brazil).
ABSTRACT.
The aim of this study was to search for and make a systematic review of the literature
published on the issue “male depression” in the Brazilian scientific databases LILACS and SciELO Brazil, from 2003 to 2013. It investigates whether and how the study of
masculinities has contributed to this field. We used eight gender descriptors and nine mental health/depression descriptors. LILACS returned 1378 articles and SciELO 386. The articles that have not dealt with depression as the main focus were discarded, a
s well as those that studied depression as a result of physical illnesses. Only 17 articles have fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Fifteen of those used quantitative methodology including psychometric tests; and 14 of them aimed at comparing male and femal
e epidemiological data. Among the main factors associated with depression reported at all age groups analyzed (youth, adults and older populations) are low level of education, social class, unemployment and marital status (not having a partner). Predominan
tly depression has not been analyzed taking into account the studies on masculinities and race/ethnicity. Besides, only two of the surveys conducted interviews with men pointing, therefore, the invisibility of qualitative research and pauper number of rese
arch that listen to men. This study contributes with pointing out this gap.
Key words : Masculinities; depression; mental health

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MENTAL HEALTH IN INDIGENOUS CONTEXTS: SCARCITY OF BRAZILIAN RESEARCHES, INVISBILITY OF DIFFERENCES 

Marianna Queiróz Batista; Valeska Zanello

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1413-294X2016000400403&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

ABSTRACT- This study aimed to conduct a survey of articles produced on the topic mental health in indigenous contexts between the years 1999 and 2012 in the main Brazilian scientific platforms (SciELO and BVS-PSI). Three groups of descriptors were used, totaling 62 searches, which found 5510 results. Of these, only 14 articles remained after analysis. Data was collected on the distribution by year of publication, subject and object of research, ethnicity and geographic region covered, participation or not of psychology professionals in the study, among others. Also, we assessed whether the concepts of mental health and indigenous were or not problematized, taking into account the alterity and cultural diversity of these people. It was concluded that the researches are incipient and lack on epistemological reflection to support the complexity of this intercultural dialogue, which discusses knowledge arising from references that are originally so distinct.

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VIDEO TEDx with subtitle in ENGLISH: “Why we swear men and women in a differente way?”

http://amara.org/en/videos/9B6p9eK4xsXq/info/por-que-xingamos-homens-e-mulheres-de-modo-diferente-valeska-zanello-tedxuniversidadedebrasilia/

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“Psychology and feminisms”

http://www.labrys.net.br/labrys26/sumarios

Chapiter: Mental health, women and conjugality (Valeska Zanello)

http://www.labrys.net.br/labrys26/psy/valeska.htm

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Insanity and culture: an approach to the gender relations in the
speeches of psychiatrized patients (Valeska Zanello & Bruna Bukowitz)

http://www.labrys.net.br/labrys20/brasil/valeska%20ingles.htm

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Mental Health, gender and structural violence (Valeska Zanello & René Marc Silva)

file:///C:/Users/valeska/Downloads/745-2376-1-PB%20(1).pdf

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Swearing and gender relations (Valeska Zanello & Ana Carolina Romero)

http://repositorio.unb.br/bitstream/10482/16320/3/ARTIGO_VagabundoorVagabundaSwearing.pdf

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Swear words among homosexuals: transgression of heteronormativity or replication of gender values? (Felipe Baére; Valeska Zanello; Ana CArolina Romero)

http://revistabioetica.cfm.org.br/index.php/revista_bioetica/article/view/1106/1364

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Love (and woman): an (im)possible conversation between Clarice Lispector and Sartre (Valeska Zanello)

http://socialsciences.scielo.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-026X2008000100006

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Los insultos entre homosexuales: ¿la transgresión de la heteronormatividad o la duplicación de valores de género? (Felipe Baére; Valeska Zanello & Ana Carolina Romero)

http://revistabioetica.cfm.org.br/index.php/revista_bioetica/article/view/1106/1385

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Mental Health, Gender and Elderly in The Nursing Home

Valeska Zanello; Livia Campos; Guilherme Henderson

ABSTRACT

The scope of the present study is to investigate how aging is experienced in a gendered way, by men and women in a nursing home and its relation to mental health. 18 interviews, using a semi-structured questionnaire (9 with men, 9 with women) were performed. The analysis of the speeches showed how gender relations underpin the experiences of the institutionalized elderly (women and men), implying important differences and specificities of psychological distress. The results suggest the importance of taking into account the values of gender in the formulation of public policies on mental health for this population.

Key words: mental health; elderly; gender relations

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Gender and mental health: gendered facets of psychological suffering

Valeska Zanello; Gabriela Fiuza; Humberto Costa

ABSTRACT

From the contributions of the study of Zanello and Bukowitz (2011) on the participation of gender values and ideals present in psychological suffering of patients in crisis in a psychiatric hospital, the present study aimed to investigate the aspects of this participation in users of a Psychosocial Care Center in Brasilia. From the content analysis of 15 semi-structured interviews the results suggest that the experience of mental illness is gendered and puts in check in distinct ways men and women under mental health treatment: the women’s speech is particularly marked by suffering for not being able to parent and take care of household chores, as well as a place of silencing; in the men’s speech the suffering for not being able to work and provide for the family prevailed, in addition to the importance and difficulty in maintaining an hegemonic male sexuality of “womanizer”.

Key words: mental health; gender; psychic suffering; madness; CAPS