1st Edition

Women's Mental Health
A Comprehensive Textbook

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ISBN 9781593851446
Published January 26, 2005 by Guilford Press
638 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive reference and text synthesizes a vast body of clinically useful knowledge about women's mental health and health care. Coverage includes women's psychobiology across the life span—sex differences in neurobiology and psychopharmacology and psychiatric aspects of the reproductive cycle—as well as gender-related issues in assessment and treatment of frequently encountered psychiatric disorders. Current findings are presented on sex differences in epidemiology, risk factors, presenting symptoms, treatment options and outcomes, and more. Also addressed are mental health consultation to other medical specialties, developmental and sociocultural considerations in service delivery, and research methodology and health policy concerns.

Table of Contents

I. Women's Psychobiology and Reproductive Life Cycle
1. Sex Differences in Neuroendocrine and Neurotransmitter Systems, Elizabeth A. Young, Anita Korszun, and Margaret Altemus
2. Sex Differences in Psychopharmacology, Olga Brawman-Mintzer
3. Psychiatric Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle, Meir Steiner and Leslie Born
4. Psychiatric Aspects of Pregnancy, Ruta Nonacs, Adele C. Viguera, and Lee S. Cohen
5. Psychiatric Aspects of the Postpartum Period, Angela F. Arnold, Claudia Baugh, Angela Fisher, Jessica Brown, and Zachary N. Stowe
6. Psychiatric Aspects of Hormonal Contraception, Julia K. Warnock and Christine F. Blake
7. Psychiatric Aspects of Menopause, Ineke Ayubi-Moak and Barbara L. Parry
II. Assessment and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Women
8. Depression, Susan G. Kornstein and Barbara A. Wojcik
9. Bipolar Disorder, Marlene P. Freeman, Lesley M. Arnold, and Susan L. McElroy
10. Schizophrenia, Jean S. Gearon and Jill A. Rachbeisel
11. Anxiety Disorders, Teresa A. Pigott
12. Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse, R. J. Canterbury
13. Eating Disorders, Pauline S. Powers
14. Sexual Dysfunction, Anita H. Clayton
15. Sleep Disorders, Rachel Manber, Ian M. Colrain, and Kathryn A. Lee
16. Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Katharine A. Phillips
17. Somatoform Disorders, Ondria C. Gleason and William R. Yates
18. Personality Disorders, Paula L. Hensley and H. George Nurnberg
19. Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Daniel A. Monti and Marie Stoner
III. Psychiatric Consultation in Women
20. Gynecology, Diana L. Dell
21. Oncology: Women with Breast, Gynecologic, or Lung Cancer, Emmie I. Chen and Elisabeth J. S. Kunkel
22. Rheumatological Diseases, Catherine A. Staropoli and Christine Skotzko
23. Endocrine Disorders, Jennifer S. Brasch, Glenda MacQueen, and Russell Joffe
24. Cardiovascular Disease, Sherri Hansen
25. Gastrointestinal Disorders, Thomas N. Wise and Catherine C. Crone
26. HIV/AIDS, Sally E. Herbert and Pamela Bachanas
27. Neurological Disorders of Increased Prevalence in Women: Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, and Alzheimer's Disease, Howard L. Field and Reid Brackin
28. Cosmetic Surgery, David B. Sarwer and Michael J. Pertschuk
IV. Sociocultural Issues for Women
29. Developmental Perspectives on Gender, M. Beth Casey
30. Marriage and Family, Marcia Lasswell
31. Career and Workplace Issues, Diane K. Shrier
32. Trauma and Violence, Bethany Brand
33. Lesbian Women, Rochelle L. Klinger
34. Women of Color, Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, Frances M. Christian, Asha Mishra, Michele Cofield, and Toni Tildon
35. Aging and Elderly Women, Suzanne Holroyd
V. Research and Health Policy Issues
36. Women and Mental Health Research Methodology, Ruth B. Merkatz, Cathryn M. Clary, and Wilma Harrison
37. Mental Health Policy and Women, Mary C. Blehar and Grayson Norquist

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"This comprehensive volume enriches our understanding of the biological and psychosocial influences that shape women's lives, and provides important information for assessing and treating psychiatric disorders as women experience them. This book is a valuable contemporary reference for all clinicians."--Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Director, Women's Health Research at Yale, Yale University School of Medicine

"Impressive for the breadth and depth of its coverage, this is an outstanding sourcebook for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other medical professionals treating women. Well organized, clearly written, and thoughtful, the book integrates virtually all that is currently known about women's mental health and provides the most current, comprehensive, and authoritative coverage of the field. This book is a 'must' for any physician's shelf."--Alan Schatzberg, MD, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School

"...The textbook displays a remarkable understanding of the role of psychological issues in the development and course of disease....The breadth of issues presented--ranging from the reproductive cycle and psychiatric disorders to sociocultural issues--makes the textbook a valuable mental health resource for women at any stage of their lives."--Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, President and CEO, Society for Women's Health Research