A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health (Google eBook)

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Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Marion Ann Becker
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 10, 2010 - Medical - 408 pages
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A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health

Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker

 

As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs.

Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women, focusing on these major areas:

  • Epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women, and older women.
  • Selected disorders of particular concern to women, including depression and postpartum depression, eating disorders, menopause, chemical dependence, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons.
  • Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery.
  • Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness.
  • Women’s mental health services in an era of evidence-based medicine.
  • Improving women’s health in today’s technological climate.

A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.

  

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Contents

Key Features
202
Mental Health Services Delivery System in the Context of Managed Care
209
Selected Issues in Managed Behavioral Health Care
217
EvidenceBased Medicine
229
What is EvidenceBased Medicine?
230
Navigating Through EvidenceBased Medicine
231
Applying EvidenceBased Practice for the Management of Depression
232
Medication Options for Depression
234

Epidemiology and Impact
37
Epidemiology of Womens Mental Health
38
Limitations on Womens Freedom to Participate
52
Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Older Women
65
Major Mood Disorders
66
Dementia
72
Suicidal Behavior
74
Physical Illness and Medical Needs of Women with Mental Disorders
81
Pervasive Acute and Chronic Somatic Conditions
84
Plausible Contributory Factors
88
Medical Care and Service Delivery Problems
91
Depression and Postpartum Disorders
109
Perinatal Depression
112
Eating Disorders
121
Epidemiology of Eating Disorders
122
Risk Factors and Correlates
127
Eating Disorders and Comorbidities
130
Medical Complications
133
Treatment
134
Cost of Treatment
137
Menopause
143
Symptoms
144
Menopause Transition and Depression
145
EstrogenHormone Therapy and Depression
151
Surgical Menopause
152
Implications for Treatment
153
Other Psychiatric Disorders and Menopause Transition
154
Sexuality and Menopause
156
Substance Abuse
165
Prevalence
166
Etiology
167
Comorbidities
169
Special Populations
170
Older Adult Women
174
GenderRelated Treatment Research
175
Conclusion
178
HIVAIDS and Mental Disorders
185
Women and HIV
186
Access to Treatment and Care
187
Risk of Transmission to and by Women
188
Women HIV and Mental Health
189
Services in an Era of Managed Care
201
Therapy for the Treatment of Depression
235
Future EvidenceBased Studies for the Management of Depression
236
EvidenceBased Treatment of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
237
Treatment of Postpartum Depression
238
Antidepressant Use and Breastfeeding
240
Future Directions
241
Mental Health Issues for Incarcerated Women
245
Incarcerated Women with Mental Health Problems
246
Childhood and Adult Experiences of Violence
248
Principles of TraumaInformed Treatment
249
TraumaInformed Mental Health Treatment
251
Services in the Workplace
261
Womens Work and WellBeing
262
Workplace Services Benefits and Policies
272
Organizational Stress and TraumaInformed Services
295
TraumaOrganized Systems
296
The Organizational Impact of Chronic Stress
299
Services in Rural Areas
313
Rural Areas
314
Specific Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns in Rural Communities
317
Developing Assessing and Implementing Effective Approaches and Interventions
327
Social and Community Contexts
335
Social Class Gender Race and Mental Health
336
The Community Context of Womens Mental Health
338
A Contextual Approach to Womens Mental Health Services Research
339
The Social Context of Recovery Services
341
Racial and Ethnic Disparities
347
Minority Womens Mental Health
348
Culture and Mental Health
349
Mental Health Services Utilization
352
Parenting and Recovery for Mothers with Mental Disorders
359
An Ecological Perspective on Parenting and Recovery
360
Mothers with Mental Disorders
362
Key Intervention Components and Processes
365
Key Issues for Policy and Services Delivery
368
Navigating the Worlds of Information
373
Organizing Information
375
Types of Information
376
Sources of Information
380
Current and Emerging Technologies
385
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About the author (2010)

Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Bruce Lubotsky Levin is Associate Professor and Head of the Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health Program at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute & at the College of Public Health (COPH), both at the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Levin is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research and Director of the USF Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Planning, Evaluation, & Accountability Program. He is the Senior Editor of Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, Third Edition (Oxford University Press, 2010); Introduction to Public Health for Pharmacists (Jones & Bartlett, 2007); Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, Second Edition (Oxford University Press, 2004); Women’s Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective (Sage Publications, 1998); and Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1996). He is also Co-Editor of the text Building a Virtual Library (Information Science Publishing, 2003). In 2001, Dr. Levin received the Harold C. Piepenbrink Award for outstanding contributions to behavioral health services from the Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management. Dr. Levin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his graduate degrees from The University of Texas. His research interests include managed behavioral health care, mental health policy, graduate behavioral health education, and mental health informatics. He currently teaches graduate behavioral health courses at the USF COPH.

Marion Ann Becker, PhD, MA, RN

Marion Becker is a Professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities at the University of South Florida (USF) Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. She also holds appointments in the USF School of Social Work, USF College of Public Health, and USF College of Nursing, where she teaches a number of graduate level courses, including the epidemiology of mental disorders, women’s mental health, and case management. Dr. Becker is a psychiatric nurse with a doctorate in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the problems of providing high quality, cost-effective behavioral health services and quality of life outcomes for vulnerable populations. Dr. Becker is the developer of the Wisconsin Quality of Life Index (W-QLI), a core development in quality of life outcomes research in mental health. In 1997, she received the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Research Award for her quality of life outcomes research. Dr. Becker has served as Principle Investigator and Co-Principle Investigator on numerous outcome studies. Most recently, she served as Co-Principle Investigator and Lead Evaluator for the Triad Women's Project, a multi-million dollar competitive federal grant designed to create and evaluate specialized interventions for women with alcohol, drug abuse, and mental disorders who have histories of interpersonal violence. Dr. Becker continues her research focus on women’s mental health, quality of life outcomes across the life span, and linking outcomes research to clinical practice.

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