Women and madness

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Doubleday, 1972 - Health & Fitness - 359 pages
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Feminist icon Chesler's pioneering work--2.5 million copies sold--revised and updated for the first time in 30 years. This definitive book was the first to address critical questions about women and mental health. Combining patient interviews with an analysis of women's roles in history, society, and myth Chesler concludes that there is a terrible double standard when it comes to women's psychology. In this new edition, she addresses head-on many of the most relevant issues to women and mental health today, including eating disorders, social acceptance of antidepressants, addictions, sexuality, postpartum depression, and more. Fully revised and updated, "Women and Madness remains as important today as it was when first published in 1972.

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User Review  - Shawna Mathew - Goodreads

I'm not sure about the revisions and I'm not too fond of this version. I'd like to get my hands on the original/unrevised version. Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

4.5 A must-read. I only hope there is a follow up to it as well written & studied that could incorporate the intersections of gender with other identities (race was conspicuously absent-- which I ... Read full review

Contents

THE CLINICIANS
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FOUR
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FIVE
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Copyright

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