Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health

Hardcover | April 25, 2010

EditorDora Kohen

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Gender and mental health is a growing field in psychiatry. Although women's specific mental health problems have been described for hundreds of years, it is in the last two centuries and especially in the last 3 to 4 decades that research in many different aspects of women's mental health hasbloomed. We have gained better understanding of the psychological, social and cultural aspects of mental health problems in women. We have seen epidemiological data describe increased frequency of different clinical aspects of many psychiatric disorders. We have learned about biological andespecially endocrinological concomitants of mental health problems in women. In addition, we have been able to describe, classify and circumscribe different diagnoses as they appear in the female gender. Eating disorders, perinatal psychiatric disorders, consequences of different types of abuse havegained better understanding in the last decades and we have been able to delve into the social, parental and personal consequences of the mental health problems.The Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health brings a balanced understanding of different aspects of gender and mental health. It summarizes the clinical issues and mental health problems as faced today. The first part of the book is dedicated to fundamental aspects in women's mental health. It covers topics from Women's health as a global issue to different medical, psychological theories, giving an overview of gender in mental health. The second part of the book examines clinical aspects of womenand mental health. In part three, special clinical topics such as PTSD, self harm, menopause, violence and their management are investigated. Part four focuses on parental psychiatric disorders clarifying how mental health and behavioural problems in children could be a marker or a consequence ofmaternal distress. The final two parts look at the topics of women and disability and legislation and policy.A book of exceptional scope and depth, this volume will be essential for all those health professionals involved in managing mental health problems in women

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Gender and mental health is a growing field in psychiatry. Although women's specific mental health problems have been described for hundreds of years, it is in the last two centuries and especially in the last 3 to 4 decades that research in many different aspects of women's mental health hasbloomed. We have gained better understandin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Professor John Cox: ForewordFundamental Aspects: Women and Mental Health1. Professor Levent Kuey: 1. Stigma, women and mental health;2. Dr Neerja Chowdhary: Gender-based violence and mental health3. Professor David Pilgrim: 3. Mind the Gender Gap: Mental Health in a post-Feminist context4. Dr M Nasser: Women, ethnicity and mental healt3. Professor David Pilgrim: 1. The Gender Gap in Mental Health: Some competing hypothesis4. Dr M Nasser: Women, ethnicity and mental health5. Dr Peter Fitzgerald: Biological sex differences relevant to mental health6. Dr Ronald Doctor: Lesbianism and mental health7. Dr R Doctor: Attachment and women's mental health8. Nora McClelland: Maternal Mental Health: an ethical base for good practice9. Dr Irene Cormac: Women as CarersClinical Aspects of mental illness in women10. Dr Jim Lucey: Anxiety Disorders in Women11. Dr Jona Lewin: Depression in women12. Prof essorA Riecher: Schizophrenia in Women13. Dr Sarah Majid: Women with borderline personality Disorder: Aetiology, Assessment and Prognosis14. Dr Sarah Majid: Borderline Personality Disorder in Women: Treatment Approaches15. Dr Lisa Wootton: Women in forensic institutions16. Dr Adil Akram: The social care needs of women with mental illnessPerinatal Psychiatric Disorders17. Dr J Lewin: Perinatal psychiatric disorders18. Nora Turjanski: Postnatal depression; Assessment, Treatment, Prognosis, Management (Role of health visitors, GP, family, EPDS)19. Dr Ian Jones: Puerperal psychosis20. Dr Giles Berrisford: Obstetric Liaison services21. Dr Trevor Friedman: Psychiatric Mother and Baby UnitsWomen and Substance Abuse22. Dr John Roche: Women and Alcohol23. Dr E Day: Women and DrugsEating disorders24. Dr M Nasser: The socio-cultural and personal dimension of eating disorders25. Dr R Palmer: Eating disorders: Recognition, Pathogenesis and phenomenology, classification Management and services for women with eating disordersSpecial Clinical Topics26. Dr Jo Stubley: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder27. Dr Judith Horrocks: Self harm and suicide in women28. Professor Vedat Sar: Medically unexplained symptoms in WomenParental Psychiatric disorders29. Professor V Glover: Maternal stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy: Effects on the fetus and the child30. Professor Antonia Bifulco: Depressed Mothers and their Children: Attachment Issues31. P Moran: Women, Neglect and Abuse and the ConsequencesWomen and Learning Disability32. Dr McCarthy: Women with intellectual disability and mental health problems: the invisible victims33. Dr Jean O'Hara: Affective disorders in women with intellectual disabilities34. Professor Greg O'Brien: Psychopharmacology in Women with Learning DisabilitiesLegislation and policy35. Professor Karen Newbigging: Building on or Building in? The contribution of policy and the law to women's mental health36. Professor Mary Seeman: Afterword