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
- 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
C. Henderson, S. Smith, C. Smith and A. Stevens, Preface. Dame F. Caldicott, Foreword. C. Henderson, S. Smith, C. Smith and A. Stevens, INTRODUCTION SECTION I - THE BACKGROUND. P. Cutting, The Problem with Psychiatry - A Woman’s Perspective. SECTION II – TREATMENT SETTINGS. M. Buszewicz and M. Burd, Looking After Patients With Mental Health Problems In A Primary Care Setting. S. Johnson, Community and out-patient services for women. D. Kohen, S. McNicholas and K. Beaumont, Inpatient Psychiatric Services For Women. R. Travers, Treatment of Women in Forensic Settings. SECTION III – TREATMENT OF PARTICULAR GROUPS. T. Seneviratne and S. Conroy, Motherhood And Mental Illness. B. Sheehan, Treatment Of Elderly Women. S. Smith, Treatment Of Women from Other Cultures. SECTION IV – SPECIFIC DISORDERS. L. Howard, The Psychoses. E. Palazidou, Depressive Illness. C. Wilson-Jones, Anxiety and Somatoform disorders. L. Todd, Treating Women With Eating Disorders. J. Marshall, Treating Women With Alcohol Problems. J. Bearn, Treating Women With Drug Addiction. J. Erskine, Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. P. Mostyn, Treatment of Psychosexual problems. SECTION V – MANAGING THE SEQUELAE OF TRAUMA. C. Smith, Management of the Sequelae of Childhood Trauma. U. Schmidt, G. Cox and C. Cox, Management of Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) and Parasuicide. SECTION VI – THERAPIES. S. Smith and C. Henderson, Biological therapies. S. Majid, Dynamic psychotherapy. R. Williams, Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy. J. Evans, Complementary Therapies. C. Henderson, S. Smith, C. Smith and A. Stevens, SECTION VII - THE FUTURE: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE PROVISION.
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.