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Women and Psychiatric Treatment
A Comprehensive Text and Practical Guide

ISBN 9780415862769
Published November 10, 2014 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Women and Psychiatric Treatment provides a practical guide to the challenge of preserving fairness in access and quality of provision of health care and argues that equity is only achievable through greater recognition of gender differences.

Taking into account the main variables which influence treatment, such as setting, age and culture, clear suggestions are given for the reform of training, research and provision of services according to gender differences.

Divided into seven sections, the book discusses the following subjects:

  • the background
  • treatment settings
  • treatment of particular groups
  • specific disorders
  • managing the sequelae of trauma
  • therapies
  • the future: implications for training, research and service provision.

This comprehensive and practical text offers a thorough investigation of the issues surrounding the treatment of women with mental health problems. It will be welcomed by psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and other mental health workers.

Table of Contents

Henderson, S. Smith, C. Smith, Stevens, Preface. Caldicott, Foreword. Henderson, S. Smith, C. Smith, Stevens, Introduction. Part I: The Background. Cutting, The Problem with Psychiatry - A Woman’s Perspective. Part II: Treatment Settings. Buszewicz, Burd, Looking After Patients With Mental Health Problems in a Primary Care Setting. Johnson, Community and Out-patient Services for Women. Kohen, McNicholas, Beaumont, Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Women. Travers, Treatment of Women in Forensic Settings. Part III: Treatment of Particular Groups. Seneviratne, Conroy, Motherhood and Mental Illness. Sheehan, Treatment of Elderly Women. S. Smith, Treatment of Women from Other Cultures. Part IV: Specific Disorders. Howard, The Psychoses. Palazidou, Depressive Illness. Wilson-Jones, Anxiety and Somatoform Disorders. Todd, Treating Women With Eating Disorders. Marshall, Treating Women With Alcohol Problems. Bearn, Treating Women with Drug Addiction. Erskine, Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mostyn, Treatment of Psychosexual Problems. Part V: Managing the Sequelae of Trauma. C. Smith, Management of the Sequelae of Childhood Trauma. Schmidt, G. Cox, C. Cox, Management of Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) and Parasuicide. Part VI: Therapies. S. Smith, Henderson, Biological Therapies. Majid, Dynamic Psychotherapy. Williams, Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy. Evans, Complementary Therapies. Henderson, S. Smith, C. Smith,. Stevens, Part VII: The Future: Implications for Training, Research and Service Provision.

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Claire Henderson is Attending Psychiatrist, Bronx Psychiatric Center, Assertive Community Treatment team and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Catherine Smith is a Specialist Registrar in General Psychiatry and Psychotherapy with West Hampshire NHS Trust.

Shubulade Smith is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

Angie Stevens is a Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.