Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health

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American Psychiatric Pub, Apr 2, 2007 - Medical - 224 pages

This comprehensive update of the popular second edition of the authors' Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health provides the latest evidence-based medical and psychiatric facts related to the assessment and treatment of women with psychiatric disorders -- particularly as women pass through reproductive transitions or experience hormonal challenges -- reviewing the ways in which these times are integral to gender-sensitive case formulations, diagnoses, and treatment planning.

The Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health emphasizes evidence-based medicine and reflects the authors' expanding clinical experience. Key features include Extensively revised chapters on the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breast-feeding, abortion and contraception, and the use of hormones during menopause. A meticulous review of the use of psychopharmacological agents to treat women at important reproductive transition points. Numerous and thorough references and citations from the latest peer-reviewed journals. More than 50 carefully annotated tables and charts -- especially those on the use of psychiatric medications in pregnancy and breast-feeding. Summary passages that enable readers to quickly gain access to important evidence-based data that will inform their practice.

Asserting that a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach -- one that incorporates both psychotherapy and careful attention to social needs -- is integral to successful treatment, the authors of Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health discuss the latest data on women's mental health, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hormonal contraception and effects on mood, mood/anxiety/psychotic disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, the effect of breast-feeding on the treatment of postpartum disorders, perimenopause and menopause, postmenopause, psychological implications of infertility, abortion and miscarriage, female-specific cancers, and gender issues in the treatment of mental illness.

Easily accessed by clinicians at every level of medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics-gynecology, psychology, and social work, the Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health is best used as an ancillary text for students, interns, residents, and graduated clinicians and researchers in psychiatry, family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialties, and obstetrics-gynecology.

Finally, lay women with psychiatric conditions who wish to better understand how they can make wise decisions regarding their care and well-being as they face important issues such as pregnancy, breast-feeding, and hormone therapy will welcome this updated edition of the Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health.

 

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Contents

Infertility Psychological Implications of Diagnosis and Treatment
115
Related Psychological Factors
116
Psychological Factors for the Man
117
Treatment of Infertility
119
Psychological Reactions to Infertility Treatment
123
Treatment of Psychological Difficulties Related to Infertility
124
When the Infertile Couple Succeeds in Achieving Pregnancy
125
References
126

Treatment Strategies
17
Approach to Treatment
23
References
24
Hormonal Contraception and Effects on Mood
27
Effects of Hormonal Contraception on Mood
33
Drug Interactions Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Other Medications
34
Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy
37
General Principles
38
Pregnancy Planning
39
Pharmacological Interventions and Electroconvulsive Therapy
42
Use of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy
44
Electroconvuisive Therapy
56
Course and Management of Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy
57
Bipolar Disorder
60
Schizophrenia
62
Anxiety Disorders
64
Eating Disorders
65
Alcohol
67
Opiates
69
Cannabis Marijuana
70
References
71
Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
79
Risk Factors
80
Postpartum Depression
81
Risk Factors
82
Postpartum Psychosis
85
Etiology of Postpartum Mood Disorders
86
Postpartum Anxiety Disorders
87
BreastFeeding and Psychotropic Medications
88
References
96
Induced Abortion and Pregnancy Loss
101
Abortion Techniques Mortality and Morbidity
102
Reasons for Induced Abortion
104
Abortion Counseling
107
Pregnancy Loss
110
Dynamic Aspects of Pregnancy Loss
111
References
113
Perimenopause and Menopause
127
Hormonal Changes
128
Physical Changes
129
Surgical Menopause
131
Menopause and Sexuality
132
Hormone Therapy
133
Treatment Regimens
137
Evaluation and Treatment of Depression
139
Menopause Hormone Therapy and Cognition
141
References
142
Gender Issues in the Treatment of Mental Illness
147
Special Considerations in Treatment
148
Mood Disorders in Women
151
Bipolar Disorder
155
Seasonal Affective Disorder
158
Anxiety Disorders in Women
159
Special Considerations in Treatment
160
Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Women
162
Drug Abuse
163
Screening and Treatment
164
Eating Disorders in Women
166
Screening and Treatment
167
Sleep Disorders in Women
168
Women Victims of Violence
169
Domestic Violence
171
References
174
FemaleSpecific Cancers
181
Gynecological Cancer
183
Psychiatric Consultation
184
Interpersonal Issues
186
Common Fears and Concerns
187
References
188
Resources and Support Groups
189
Infertility
190
Menopause and Hormone Therapy
191
Index
193
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Vivien K. Burt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Founder and Director of the Women's Life Center of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital.

Victoria Hendrick, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Olive View - UCLA Medical Center.

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