Women's Mental Health: A Life-cycle Approach

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Sarah E. Romans, Mary Violette Seeman
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 414 pages

Women's Mental Health: A Life-Cycle Approach brings together the latest research and clinical information on the wide variety of psychiatric problems that affect women in unique ways. The book is organized around the female life cycle—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, reproduction, and aging—and addresses specific disorders as they present at each stage.

Chapters examine the biological, hormonal, and psychosocial foundations of female psychiatric disorders at each life-cycle stage and offer a framework for thinking about clinical problems. Expert commentaries are included to expand on key issues and provide an insightful overview of each life-cycle stage. The international group of contributors ensures complete coverage of cross-cultural issues. Concluding chapters discuss mental health services for women worldwide.

 

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Contents

Women Culture and Development
15
Women and Stress
35
SECTION II
51
Gender Identity Disorder in Girls
71
Developmental Pathways of ADHD
85
Conduct Disorders in Girls
93
SECTION III
109
Prodromal Phase of Psychosis in Adolescent Women
123
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
221
Living with Intellectual Disability
237
SECTION V
255
Pregnancy and Mental Health
269
Postpartum and Its Mental Health Problems
283
Menopause and Mental Health
297
Mothering and Depression
311
The Psychosocial Challenge for Older Women
323

Clinical Presentation
147
SECTION IV
161
Substance Use and Abuse in Women
179
Sexuality and Sexual Disorders in Women
205
Aging and Cognition in Women
337
From Hysteria
377
Mental Health Services for Women
393
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Jason McGrath is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Film in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has published several articles and anthology chapters on contemporary Chinese ci

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