Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health

Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health

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Women outnumber men as consumers of health care in the United States: they visit doctors more often, fill more prescriptions, undergo more surgeries, occupy more hospital beds, and spend more money on health care than men. Yet it wasn't until the past decade that active trials in gender-specific aspects of mental health began leading us to a better understanding of the psychiatric disorders to which women are vulnerable. Distilling the findings of this research into practical information about the assessment and management of psychiatric conditions specific to women, this second edition (updated from 1997) expands upon the biological, psychological and sociocultural factors that influence women's mental health, with particular emphasis on reproductive points in the female life cycle - and the ways in which these factors are integral to gender-specific case formulations, diagnoses and treatment planning. Updates in the second edition include the latest findings about premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the use of psychiatric medications in pregnant and breast-feeding women, perinatal loss, surgical menopause, eating disorders, sexual trauma, season affective disorder, sleep disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder. Complementing lengthier psychiatric references, this latest "Concise Guide" from the series by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. offers enduring value in a convenient pocket-size format with extensive tables and illustrations. Its wealth of practical information, highlighted by material from the author's clinical experiences, makes it useful reading for psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and medical students working in various treatment settings, from inpatient psychiatry units and outpatient clinics to consultation-liaison services and private more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 111.8 x 165.6 x 13.5mm | 199.06g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index, tables, illustrations
  • 1585620300
  • 9781585620302

Table of contents

Introduction. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Hormonal contraception and effects on mood. Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy. Postpartum psychiatric disorders. Induced abortion and pregnancy loss. Infertility: psychological implications of diagnosis and treatment. Perimenopause and menopause. Gender issues in the treatment of mental illness. Female-specific cancers. Appendix: resources and support groups. more

Review quote

"The chapters are informative and prescriptive in nature. Medical students and residents who like to carry their reference books in their lab coat pockets could quickly access relevant information in a clinical situation."- "Psychology of Women Quarterly," "December 2002"show more