Women's Moods: What Every Woman must Know About Hormones, the Brain and Emotional Health

by Deborah Sichel, Sichel

William Morrow | December 15, 1999 | Hardcover |

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Depression and anxiety are rampant in America. Twice as many women as men are afflicted. They suffer in silence, are misdiagnosed, or aren't even aware of their risk. Here is a bold new explanation for why women's unique brain chemistry makes them vulnerable to mood problemsand what they can do about it. Only this book details all the risk factors, including the brain's sensitivity to female hormones, life stresses, reproductive events, and a woman's genetic history.

Combining more than forty years of clinical work with their own personal experiences, the authors share a self-care program that helps the brain self-stabilize to alleviate and prevent problems. They also advocate early, customized use of medication before problems become entrenched. This powerful, proven approach is a call to awareness for women who have been trying to "be strong" for too long.

Both authors are sought-after speakers, known for their sensitive, no-nonsense presentations, guaranteed to fill the auditorium. They continue their work with women through the Hestia Institute, a collaborative practice they co-founded in Wellesley, Massachusetts.Depression and anxiety are rampant in America. Twice as many women as men are afflicted. They suffer in silence, are misdiagnosed, or aren't even aware of their risk. Here is a bold new explanation for why women's unique brain chemistry makes them vulnerable to mood problemsand what they can do about it. Only this book details all the risk factors, including the brain's sensitivity to female hormones, life stresses, reproductive events, and a woman's genetic history.

Combining more than forty years of clinical work with their own personal experiences, the authors share a self-care program that helps the brain self-stabilize to alleviate and prevent problems. They also advocate early, customized use of medication before problems become entrenched. This powerful, proven approach is a call to awareness for women who have been trying to "be strong" for too long.

Both authors are sought-after speakers, known for their sensitive, no-nonsense presentations, guaranteed to fill the auditorium. They continue their work with women through the Hestia Institute, a collaborative practice they co-founded in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × in

Published: December 15, 1999

Publisher: William Morrow

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688148980

ISBN - 13: 9780688148980

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Women's Moods: What Every Woman must Know About Hormones, the Brain and Emotional Health

Women's Moods: What Every Woman must Know About Hormones, the Brain and Emotional Health

by Deborah Sichel, Sichel

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × in

Published: December 15, 1999

Publisher: William Morrow

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0688148980

ISBN - 13: 9780688148980

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Depression and anxiety are rampant in America. Twice as many women as men are afflicted. They suffer in silence, are misdiagnosed, or aren't even aware of their risk. Here is a bold new explanation for why women's unique brain chemistry makes them vulnerable to mood problemsand what they can do about it. Only this book details all the risk factors, including the brain's sensitivity to female hormones, life stresses, reproductive events, and a woman's genetic history.

Combining more than forty years of clinical work with their own personal experiences, the authors share a self-care program that helps the brain self-stabilize to alleviate and prevent problems. They also advocate early, customized use of medication before problems become entrenched. This powerful, proven approach is a call to awareness for women who have been trying to "be strong" for too long.

Both authors are sought-after speakers, known for their sensitive, no-nonsense presentations, guaranteed to fill the auditorium. They continue their work with women through the Hestia Institute, a collaborative practice they co-founded in Wellesley, Massachusetts.Depression and anxiety are rampant in America. Twice as many women as men are afflicted. They suffer in silence, are misdiagnosed, or aren't even aware of their risk. Here is a bold new explanation for why women's unique brain chemistry makes them vulnerable to mood problemsand what they can do about it. Only this book details all the risk factors, including the brain's sensitivity to female hormones, life stresses, reproductive events, and a woman's genetic history.

Combining more than forty years of clinical work with their own personal experiences, the authors share a self-care program that helps the brain self-stabilize to alleviate and prevent problems. They also advocate early, customized use of medication before problems become entrenched. This powerful, proven approach is a call to awareness for women who have been trying to "be strong" for too long.

Both authors are sought-after speakers, known for their sensitive, no-nonsense presentations, guaranteed to fill the auditorium. They continue their work with women through the Hestia Institute, a collaborative practice they co-founded in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

From Our Editors

Focusing on the differences between male and female brain chemistry, the authors offer a new interpretation of anxiety and depression

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a must-read--for you and anyone else who feels your pain." -- BabyTalk Magazine "I don’t know of a single woman who wouldn’t benefit from something in this book." -- Linda Crosson, The Dallas Morning News "A woman’s biology is still seemingly invisible to many psychiatrists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and other physicians. Sichel, a psychiatrist, and Driscoll, a nurse, have carefully created a book that should help open the eyes of health care professionals and patients alike. The biological processes that make women different from men affect not only mental health but also such major life events as pregnancy. Sichel and Driscoll describe many real cases, a common theme of which is the patient’s surprise and gratitude when the patient realizes she has actually found a physician or nurse who listens, understands, asks relevant questions, and can offer practical suggestions for overcoming or at least managing the presenting problems. Sichel and Driscoll’s therpeutic program can be summed up by NURSE, an acronym whose letters stand for nourishment and needs, understanding, rest and relaxation, spirituality, and exercise. They write clearly and support their arguments with solid, pertinent references." -- Booklist "’Have you taken care of your brain today?’ The question arises frequently in this look at how women’s hormones affect not only their moods but their lives. According to Sichel (a Harvard Medical School professor specializing in psychiatry and neurology
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