Women's Mental Health: A Comprehensive Textbook

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Susan G. Kornstein, Anita H. Clayton
Guilford Press, Dec 15, 2004 - Psychology - 638 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Sex Differences in Psychopharmacology
31
Psychiatric Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle
48
Psychiatric Aspects of Pregnancy
70
Psychiatric Aspects of the Postpartum Period
91
Psychiatric Aspects of Hormonal Contraception
114
Depression
132
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
145
Bipolar Disorder
166
Women with Breast Gynecologic or Lung Cancer
369
Rheumatological Diseases
390
Endocrine Disorders
404
Cardiovascular Disease
422
Gastrointestinal Disorders
437
HIVAIDS
452
Cosmetic Surgery
481
Developmental Perspectives on Gender
499

Schizophrenia
182
Anxiety Disorders
195
Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse
222
Eating Disorders
244
Sexual Dysfunction
263
Sleep Disorders
274
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
295
Somatoform Disorders
307
Personality Disorders
323
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
344
Gynecology
359
Marriage and Family
515
Career and Workplace Issues
527
Trauma and Violence
542
Lesbian Women
555
Women of Color
568
Aging and Elderly Women
584
Women and Mental Health Research Methodology
597
Mental Health Policy and Women
613
Index
629
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Susan G. Kornstein, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center, where she serves as Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Psychiatry. She is also Executive Director of the VCU Mood Disorders Institute and Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Women's Health, which has been designated a National Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Kornstein has written or cowritten more than 100 articles, chapters, and abstracts, and has been a principal investigator on over 30 research studies in the areas of depression, anxiety disorders, and premenstrual syndrome. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Anita H. Clayton, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she serves as the Medical Director of the Center for Psychiatric Clinical Research. She has published numerous journal articles and abstracts, as well as a coauthored book on relationships and depression, and has served as principal investigator on many research grants. Dr. Clayton's clinical and research interests include mood and anxiety disorders associated with reproductive life events in women, and sexual dysfunction related to illness and medication use. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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