Women and madness
Feminist icon Chesler's pioneering work--2.5 million copies sold--revised and updated for the first time in 30 years. This definitive book was the first to address critical questions about women and mental health. Combining patient interviews with an analysis of women's roles in history, society, and myth Chesler concludes that there is a terrible double standard when it comes to women's psychology. In this new edition, she addresses head-on many of the most relevant issues to women and mental health today, including eating disorders, social acceptance of antidepressants, addictions, sexuality, postpartum depression, and more. Fully revised and updated, "Women and Madness remains as important today as it was when first published in 1972.
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Review: Women and MadnessUser Review - Amie Comeau - Goodreads
The delivery of feminist doctrine: all women have the choice of low paying jobs, welfare, and illegal prostitution outside of marriage. Great dialogue for embarking on further study into the psychological insecurity, economic dependence, and sexual repression of woman's culture. Read full review
Review: Women and MadnessUser Review - Goodreads
First, as everyone (includding me) seems to misunderstand the title - this is not book about the madness in women (although there's some of that), it's a lot more on how it has been used as a label ...