Understanding Women in Distress

Paperback | September 27, 1989

byDr Pamela Ashurst, Dr Zaida HallEditorDr Pamela Ashurst

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Women are usually more in touch with their emotions than men and more readily seek help from professional sources when they encounter stress. The response they meet from doctors and other helping professionals at this point can be vital in determining the best outcome for them. Ashurst and Hall have written this book as a contribution towards a better understanding of the psychological aspects of women's health problems.

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Women are usually more in touch with their emotions than men and more readily seek help from professional sources when they encounter stress. The response they meet from doctors and other helping professionals at this point can be vital in determining the best outcome for them. Ashurst and Hall have written this book as a contribution ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 2 inPublished:September 27, 1989Publisher:Routledge

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ISBN - 10:0415018331

ISBN - 13:9780415018333

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Table of Contents

Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Part One - Womanhood; 1. Understanding Distress: the development and relief of symptoms; 2. Woman's Role and Identity: biological and sociological influence; 3. The Development of Feminine Identity and Sexuality; 4. On Becoming a Mother: psychodynamic issues of adolescence, mating and parenthoodDinora Pines; 5. Bonding and Rejection; Part Two - Distressed Womanhood; 6. Hungry Womanhood: eating disorders; 7. Womanhood Despoiled: childhood sexual abuse; 8. Lesbian Womanhood; 9. Childless Womanhood; 10. Barren Womanhood: psychological aspects of infertilityGeorge Christie and Mike Pawson; 11. Motherhood Thwarted: miscarriage, stillbirth and adoption; 12. Motherhood Bereft: loss of a child; 13. Motherhood Disappointed: the imperfect child; 14. Motherhood Depressed; 15. Perverse Womanhood: physical and psychological child abuse; 16. Bereft Womanhood: bereavement and widowhood; 17. Pairing and Parting: divorce and remarriage; 18. Single MotherhoodJane Price; 19. Step MotherhoodGill Gorell-Barnes; 20. Femininity assaulted: hysterectomy, gynaecological malignancy and mastectomy

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"[The authors] bring their own insights and interpretations to the many predicaments . . . which women are now encountering. This book will be valuable not only to professionals but to all those who seek to understand more about their fellow human beings and about themselves."
-Dr. J. L. T. Birley, President, The Royal College of Psychiatrists