Women and Mental Health

Provides a comprehensive overview of the most prominent mental health problems in women today that will prove a valuable tool for all those working in the fields of mental health.

Women and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health

Provides a comprehensive overview of the most prominent mental health problems in women today that will prove a valuable tool for all those working in the fields of mental health.

A Public Health Perspective of Women s Mental Health

Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons. Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery. Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness.

A Public Health Perspective of Women   s Mental Health

A Public Health Perspective of Women s Mental Health

A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs. Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women, focusing on these major areas: Epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women, and older women. Selected disorders of particular concern to women, including depression and postpartum depression, eating disorders, menopause, chemical dependence, and HIV/AIDS. Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons. Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery. Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness. Women’s mental health services in an era of evidence-based medicine. Improving women’s health in today’s technological climate. A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.

Women and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health


Mental Health of Indian Women

This pioneering book discusses the mental health of Indian women from the twin perspectives of feminism and the philosophy of the social sciences.

Mental Health of Indian Women

Mental Health of Indian Women

This pioneering book discusses the mental health of Indian women from the twin perspectives of feminism and the philosophy of the social sciences. Reviewing data and documented material covering broad areas such as theory, research, clinical practice and policy, Bhargavi V Davar addresses issues of: the epidemiology of mental distress among Indian women; the aetiology of mental illness in terms of socio-demography, violence and culturally specific distress behaviours; gender bias in mental health services; and the female `self' in the context of mental distress.

Women s Mental Health

The book is organized around the female life cycle—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, reproduction, and aging—and addresses specific disorders as they present at each stage.

Women s Mental Health

Women s Mental Health

Women's Mental Health: A Life-Cycle Approach brings together the latest research and clinical information on the wide variety of psychiatric problems that affect women in unique ways. The book is organized around the female life cycle—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, reproduction, and aging—and addresses specific disorders as they present at each stage. Chapters examine the biological, hormonal, and psychosocial foundations of female psychiatric disorders at each life-cycle stage and offer a framework for thinking about clinical problems. Expert commentaries are included to expand on key issues and provide an insightful overview of each life-cycle stage. The international group of contributors ensures complete coverage of cross-cultural issues. Concluding chapters discuss mental health services for women worldwide.

Women and Mental Health

Here is an illuminating feminist appraisal of the problems of sex differences and sexist treatment of women's mental health problems by state mental health agencies.

Women and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health

Here is an illuminating feminist appraisal of the problems of sex differences and sexist treatment of women's mental health problems by state mental health agencies. In this provocative volume, prominent feminist scholars and practitioners provide insights into the problems of biased treatment of women and provide both factual evidence of that bias and effective, viable solutions for change. The editors are members of the Women's Task Force of the Department of Mental Health in the State of Michigan. The Task Force is comprised of women health professionals who are aware of sexism in the mental health services provided by the State and have taken action to change the biased treatment of women.

Folding Back the Shadows

The first book of its kind this work brings together current writings on women's mental health in New Zealand by a broad spectrum of people, from researchers, mental health professionals, to women with mental illness.

Folding Back the Shadows

Folding Back the Shadows

The first book of its kind this work brings together current writings on women's mental health in New Zealand by a broad spectrum of people, from researchers, mental health professionals, to women with mental illness. The book covers issues such as, self esteem, eating disorders, violence against women, substance abuse, psychotropic medication, resilience and coping, and gender difference in mental disorder. The chapters are ordered in three sections: general issues, psycho-social determinants of mental health, and clinical issues.

Contemporary Topics in Women s Mental Health

This is a book that looks at women’s mental health from a fresh and exciting perspective that will appeal to people around the globe.

Contemporary Topics in Women s Mental Health

Contemporary Topics in Women s Mental Health

Contemporary Topics in Women’s Mental Health: Global Perspectives in a Changing Society considers both the mental health and psychiatric disorders of women in relation to global social change. The book addresses the current themes in psychiatric disorders among women: reproduction and mental health, service delivery and ethics, impact of violence, disasters and migration, women’s mental health promotion and social policy, and concludes each section with a commentary discussing important themes emerging from each chapter. Psychiatrists, sociologists and students of women’s studies will all benefit from this textbook. With a Foreword by Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London; Chair, Commission on Social Determinants of Health

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

An indispensable home reference for women, from the college years to old age The Complete Guide to Mental Health For Women is designed to help women take control of their mental health, whether their concern is a specific disorder or simply ...

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

An indispensable home reference for women, from the college years to old age The Complete Guide to Mental Health For Women is designed to help women take control of their mental health, whether their concern is a specific disorder or simply the psychological stresses of a life in transition. Within an accessible format that includes tables, charts, and comprehensive lists, over fifty experts provide the most up-to-date information on the entire range of women’s mental health issues, including:ADDICTIONANXIETYBIPOLAR DISORDERDEPRESSIONEATING DISORDERSLIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGYLIFE ISSUES FROM SEXUALITY TO RELATIONSHIPSTO TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE AND ILLNESSPOSTPARTUM DEPRESSIONPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGYPSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS, FROM EMDR ANDDIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY TO TRADITIONALINSIGHT THERAPYMENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF RACISM AND POVERTYQUESTIONS TO ASK A PSYCHOLOGIST OR PSYCHIATRISTTRAUMADrawing on the latest thinking in psychiatry and psychology, and written for women of diverse backgrounds, this trade reference guide to women’s mental health provides a comprehensive and readable overview to the psychologicalissues that concern women most. Arguing that women want and need to understand their mental health as more than a question of disorder or normality, it begins with the life cycle, helping women understand the major issues and biological changes associated with young adulthood, middle age, and old age. The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women alsospecifically addresses the psychological importance of women’s sexuality and relationships, and discusses how social contexts, such as poverty and racism, affect mental health. Part Two explores specific mental disorders, including those, like postpartum depression, related to times when women are particularly vulnerable to mental illness. Part Three takes a closer look at treatments, including the use of antidepressants and other drugs, and various types of psychotherapy,from cognitive behavioral treatments to EMDR and beyond. The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women ends with a section on life enhancements that discusses some of the activities that can help us live fuller lives.Lauren Slater, Ed.D., is a psychologist and Knight-Ridder Science Journalist Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Love Works Like This, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Prozac Diary, and Welcome to My Country. Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is director of training in psychology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women in the American Psychological Association. AmyBanks,M.D., is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute.

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