The author proposes that the conditions, events, and experiences that contribute to serious mental health problems for a percentage of women, will at some point be experienced by all. Mental Health Issues presents two basic themes: that social contexts and frameworks are experienced and expressed, and then subconsciously internalized as part of the self; and that specific diagnostic conditions, such as depression, alcoholism, or eating disorders, can emerge from dynamics that are experienced by most women.
"…cogently written and of high quality….it makes an important contribution to an understanding of gender and health in our society….useful in providing a framework for a social-psychologically oriented course on women and health."
—Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 6
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Reviews for Women and Health Psychology: Mental Health Issues…
"…a thoughtful volume worth reading….provides an important framework for anyone interested in mental health issues."
—Contemporary Psychology Vol. 35, No. 12
"…clearly written, free of jargon, and organized into relatively short and readable chapters….an appropriate addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in health psychology, sex roles, and psychotherapy."
—Update on Women's Health Issues
"An outstanding collection of research information and theoretical analysis on women and mental health issues….The chapters on therapy are particularly strong….References…are complete and up to date."
"A well-researched title that addresses women's health as a biological and social issue. Travis has included much relevant information on many current health issues for women…Her data is up to date and covers political-social issues as they impact on women."
Volume I: Mental Health Issues Contents: The Psychology of Gender: Mental Health Implications. Gender and Mental Health Status. Introduction to Psyhotropic Drugs. Psychotropic Drugs: Treatment Issues. Edidemiology of Alcoholism. Etiologoy and Treatment of Alcoholism Among Women. Overview of Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders: Etiology and Treatment. Issues in Therapy. Feminist Alternatives.