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'Women become insane', opined the Victorian psychiatrist G. Fielding Blandford, 'during pregnancy, after parturition, during lactation; at the age when the catamenia [periods] first appear and when they disappear...' Today, the idea that one sex may be more prone to mental illness than the other has become taboo. But what does the evidence really tell us.

Type

Book

Publication Date

01/02/2014

Volume

27

Pages

84 - 87