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Author Kohen, Dora

Title Women and Mental Health
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of tables -- List of contributors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A physiological perspective -- 3 Gender and culture: a sociological perspective to mental health problems in women -- 4 Psychological perspectives on women's vulnerability to mental illness -- 5 Depression in women -- 6 Women and schizophrenia -- 7 Perinatal psychiatry -- 8 Eating disorders -- 9 Alcohol and drug misuse in women -- 10 Psychiatric services for women -- Index
Summary We know that gender traits and mental disorders are based on social, cultural, personal and physiological background. In order to formulate the best management plan for the patient, the mental health practitioner needs to incorporate all available information. Women and Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of the most prominent mental health problems in women today. Examining the physiological, social and psychological factors of mental illness, and providing an up-to-date perspective on the etiology of different disorders, the book will help mental health professionals formulate the best management plan for the individual. Covering issues including perinatal psychiatric disorders, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and alcohol and drug abuse - from a female perspective - Women and Mental Health will prove a valuable tool for all those working in the fields of mental health
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317798236