OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health

ISBN : 9780199214365

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¥19,173
Author: 
Dora Kohen
Pages
352 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
196 x 252 mm
Pub date
Mar 2010
Series
Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry
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Gender and mental health is a growing field in psychiatry and in the last three to four decades, many different aspects of women's mental health have bloomed. Researchers have gained a better understanding of the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of mental health problems in women, and it is possible to describe, classify, and circumscribe different diagnoses as they appear in the female gender. Epidemiological data has also shown an increased frequency in different clinical aspects of many psychiatric disorders. In addition, research into areas including eating disorders, perinatal, psychiatric disorders, and the long term effects of abuse have helped us to appreciate the societal, parental, and personal consequences of mental health problems. The Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health is dedicated to fundamental aspects in women's mental health. Part one of the text covers topics from women's health as a global issue to different medical psychological theories, giving an overview of the role of gender in mental health. The second part of the book examines clinical aspects of women and mental health. In part three, special clinical topics such as PTSD, self-harm, menopause, violence and its management are investigated. Part four of the text focuses on parental psychiatric disorders, clarifying how mental health and behavioural problems in children can be a marker or consequence of maternal distress. The final two parts look at the topics of women and disability, and legislation and policy. A book of exceptional scope and depth, it will be essential for all those health professionals involved in managing mental health problems in women.

Index: 

Foreword
FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS: WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH
1. 1. Stigma, women and mental health

2. Gender-based violence and mental health
3. 3. Mind the Gender Gap: Mental Health in a post-Feminist context
4. Women, ethnicity and mental healt
3. 1. The Gender Gap in Mental Health: Some competing hypothesis
4. Women, ethnicity and mental health
5. Biological sex differences relevant to mental health
6. Lesbianism and mental health
7. Attachment and women's mental health
8. Maternal Mental Health: an ethical base for good practice
9. Women as Carers
CLINICAL ASPECTS OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN WOMEN
10. Anxiety Disorders in Women
11. Depression in women
12. Schizophrenia in Women
13. Women with borderline personality Disorder: Aetiology, Assessment and Prognosis
14. Borderline Personality Disorder in Women: Treatment Approaches
15. Women in forensic institutions
16. The social care needs of women with mental illness
PERINATAL PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
17. Perinatal psychiatric disorders
18. Postnatal depression
Assessment, Treatment, Prognosis, Management (Role of health visitors, GP, family, EPDS)
19. Puerperal psychosis
20. Obstetric Liaison services
21. Psychiatric Mother and Baby Units
WOMEN AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
22. Women and Alcohol
23. Women and Drugs
EATING DISORDERS
24. The socio-cultural and personal dimension of eating disorders
25. Eating disorders: Recognition, Pathogenesis and phenomenology, classification Management and services for women with eating disorders
SPECIAL CLINICAL TOPICS
26. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
27. Self harm and suicide in women
28. Medically unexplained symptoms in Women
PARENTAL PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
29. Maternal stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy: Effects on the fetus and the child
30. Depressed Mothers and their Children: Attachment Issues
31. Women, Neglect and Abuse and the Consequences
WOMEN AND LEARNING DISABILITY
32. Women with intellectual disability and mental health problems: the invisible victims
33. Affective disorders in women with intellectual disabilities
34. Psychopharmacology in Women with Learning Disabilities
LEGISLATION AND POLICY
35. Building on or Building in? The contribution of policy and the law to women's mental health
36. Afterword

About the author: 

Dora Kohen is Professor of Women's Mental Health, Lancashire Postgraduate School of Medicine and Health.

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