Women's Health Psychology

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2013 - Psychology - 672 pages
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Praise for Women's Health Psychology

"Women's Health Psychology provides an important overview and analysis of key issues affecting women's health and well-being ... almost every chapter in this volume touches on the importance of quality of life, not just longevity.... It will serve as a valuable reference for health and mental health providers, researchers, and those in training for professional or research careers."
—from the Foreword by Nancy E. Adler, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and Community

Women's Health Psychology is the first comprehensive collection ever published to consider the developmental, reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-making and behavior for women. It provides current, expert advice to help policy makers, researchers, and clinicians make the best decisions concerning topics including:

  • The Context of Women's Health: history of women's healthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects of intimate partner violence
  • Health Challenges: smoking, alcohol, eating disorders, and sleep
  • Reproductive Health: premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the stress of infertility, psychiatric symptoms and pregnancy, and menopause
  • Disability and Chronic Conditions: women's responses to disability, experiencing cancer, the psychology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and rheumatic, heart, and Alzheimer's diseases
 

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Contents

HistoricalRoots of Womens Healthcare
Retheorizing Womens Health Through
Employment and WomensHealth Working Conditions andHealth
Effects of Intimate Partner Violence Against
Alcohol UseinWomen Introduction
Womenand Smoking Introduction Significanceand CurrentTrends
ObesityinWomen
Women
Race Ethnic and Socioeconomic Differences in
The Psychology of AgencyinChildbearing
Psychiatric Symptoms and Pregnancy
Identifying Women inNeed
References
Breastfeeding
Introduction
Womens Responses to Disability

Eating and WeightRelated Disorders
References
Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Body
Summary
Sleep and Menopause
Promotionof Physical Activity for Womens
Physical Activity Promotion in WomenFrom Underserved
Womens Sexual Health
References
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Introduction
TheStress of Infertility Topic Introduction andSignificance
The Experience of Cancer in Women
ThePsychology ofIrritable BowelSyndrome
Stress and Resilience in Women with
DifferencesAcross Demographics andCulture
Neurological Disorders in Women
Converging Issues in Heart Disease Stroke
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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About the author (2013)

MARY V. SPIERS, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Drexel University.

PAMELA A. GELLER, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Drexel University, Research Associate Professor of OB/GYN at the Drexel University College of Medicine, and Director of the Drexel University Student Counseling Center for medical, nursing, health profession, and public health students.

JACQUELINE D. KLOSS, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Drexel and Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral Director of the Insomnia Program at the Sleep Center, Drexel University College of Medicine.

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