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Comprehensive Women s Mental Health

Comprehensive Women s Mental Health Author David J. Castle
ISBN-10 9781107622692
Release 2016-03-25
Pages 363
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A comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based review of women's mental health, written by leading experts, for mental health clinicians.



Women s Mental Health

Women s Mental Health Author Susan G. Kornstein
ISBN-10 1593851448
Release 2004-12-15
Pages 638
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This comprehensive reference and text synthesizes a vast body of clinically useful knowledge about women's mental health and health care. Coverage includes women's psychobiology across the life span--sex differences in neurobiology and psychopharmacology and psychiatric aspects of the reproductive cycle--as well as gender-related issues in assessment and treatment of frequently encountered psychiatric disorders. Current findings are presented on sex differences in epidemiology, risk factors, presenting symptoms, treatment options and outcomes, and more. Also addressed are mental health consultation to other medical specialties, developmental and sociocultural considerations in service delivery, and research methodology and health policy concerns.



Women s Mental Health An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics E Book

Women s Mental Health  An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics   E Book Author Susan G. Kornstein
ISBN-10 9781455700615
Release 2010-05-05
Pages 253
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This issue reviews psychiatric concerns that are specific to women. Comprehensive and up-to-the-minute articles discuss topics such as PMS/PMDD, Perinatal Disorders, Menopause, Infertility, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Substance Abuse in Women, Gender Differences in ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Migraines in Women, Breast Cancer, Obesity in Women, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psychiatric Disorders in Women, Trauma and Violence Issues for Women in the Military, and Caring for the Elderly Female Psychiatric Patient.



The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women Author Lauren Slater
ISBN-10 0807029254
Release 2003
Pages 403
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Drawing on the latest thinking in psychiatry and psychology, and written for women of diverse backgrounds, this guide to women's mental health provides a comprehensive and readable overview to the psychological issues that concern women most.



Clinical Manual of Women s Mental Health

Clinical Manual of Women s Mental Health Author Vivien K. Burt
ISBN-10 1585626597
Release 2007-04-02
Pages 224
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This comprehensive update of the popular second edition of the authors' Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health provides the latest evidence-based medical and psychiatric facts related to the assessment and treatment of women with psychiatric disorders -- particularly as women pass through reproductive transitions or experience hormonal challenges -- reviewing the ways in which these times are integral to gender-sensitive case formulations, diagnoses, and treatment planning. The Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health emphasizes evidence-based medicine and reflects the authors' expanding clinical experience. Key features include Extensively revised chapters on the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breast-feeding, abortion and contraception, and the use of hormones during menopause. A meticulous review of the use of psychopharmacological agents to treat women at important reproductive transition points. Numerous and thorough references and citations from the latest peer-reviewed journals. More than 50 carefully annotated tables and charts -- especially those on the use of psychiatric medications in pregnancy and breast-feeding. Summary passages that enable readers to quickly gain access to important evidence-based data that will inform their practice. Asserting that a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach -- one that incorporates both psychotherapy and careful attention to social needs -- is integral to successful treatment, the authors of Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health discuss the latest data on women's mental health, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hormonal contraception and effects on mood, mood/anxiety/psychotic disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, the effect of breast-feeding on the treatment of postpartum disorders, perimenopause and menopause, postmenopause, psychological implications of infertility, abortion and miscarriage, female-specific cancers, and gender issues in the treatment of mental illness. Easily accessed by clinicians at every level of medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics-gynecology, psychology, and social work, the Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health is best used as an ancillary text for students, interns, residents, and graduated clinicians and researchers in psychiatry, family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialties, and obstetrics-gynecology. Finally, lay women with psychiatric conditions who wish to better understand how they can make wise decisions regarding their care and well-being as they face important issues such as pregnancy, breast-feeding, and hormone therapy will welcome this updated edition of the Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health.



Illness and Power

Illness and Power Author Brant Wenegrat
ISBN-10 9780814793107
Release 1996-09-01
Pages 226
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While the Bosnian Muslims have for understandable reasons attracted a great deal of recent attention, other Muslim groups in the Balkans have escaped similar scrutiny. Bringing together leading specialists in the region to address this gap, this volume focuses on the question of Muslim identity in the contemporary Balkans. With the exception of the Bosnians, all of the Muslim communities of the former Yugoslavia are examined--the Sandzak, Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)--as well as those of Greece, Bulgaria, and Albania. Combining a multidisciplinary approach not often found in studies of the Balkans with an accessible and readable format, this volume offers a detailed look at the religious, ethnic, and national identities of the Balkan Muslims and their relationships with the states in which they live.



Women and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health Author Dora Kohen
ISBN-10 9781317798231
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 239
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We know that gender traits and mental disorders are based on social, cultural, personal and physiological background. In order to formulate the best management plan for the patient, the mental health practitioner needs to incorporate all available information. Women and Mental Health provides a comprehensive overview of the most prominent mental health problems in women today. Examining the physiological, social and psychological factors of mental illness, and providing an up-to-date perspective on the etiology of different disorders, the book will help mental health professionals formulate the best management plan for the individual. Covering issues including perinatal psychiatric disorders, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and alcohol and drug abuse - from a female perspective - Women and Mental Health will prove a valuable tool for all those working in the fields of mental health.



Women s Mental Health

Women s Mental Health Author Carla Groh
ISBN-10 0781768284
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 535
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Written for advanced practice registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, and other primary care providers, this book is the first comprehensive reference on women's mental health in primary care settings. The book provides all the information needed on psychosocial assessment, evaluation of mental health, and treatment of mental health problems. Coverage includes assessment and screening tools, comparison tables of psychotropic drugs, resource materials for professionals and patients, and listings of relevant Websites for practitioners and patients.



Mental Health in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Mental Health in Pregnancy and Childbirth Author Sally Price (RM.)
ISBN-10 9780443103179
Release 2007
Pages 247
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It takes a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding mental illness and pregnancy. Describing common disorders and their relationship with pregnancy, it promotes an understanding of the issues involved and offers tools to providing the most effective woman-centred maternity care. All health professionals concerned with the wellbeing of the pregnant woman will find invaluable help and guidance in this book. Given the identification of mental health problems as a leading cause of maternal death (CEMD 2001), this is an essential guide to the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on women and families coping with mental illness.



Women s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Women s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan Author Diana Lynn Barnes
ISBN-10 9783319051161
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 333
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"In this book you’ll find a thoughtfully edited chronicle of the unique convergence of genetic, hormonal, social, and environmental forces that influence a woman’s mental health over the course of her life. Both comprehensive and nuanced, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan captures the science, clinical observation, and collective wisdom of experts in the field. Professionals and laypersons alike are well-advised to make room on their bookshelves for this one!" - Margaret Howard, Ph.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Women & Infants Hospital, Providence RI "This outstanding collection of work is an important, timely, and much needed resource. Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes has been instrumental in bringing attention to the needs of perinatal women for decades. In Women's Reproductive Health Across the Lifespan, she brilliantly unites the medical world of reproductive life events with the psychiatric and psychological world of mental health issues associated with them. Her expertise, combined with contributions by distinguished leaders in the field, create a volume of work that should be studied carefully by every medical and mental health provider who works with women." - Karen Kleiman, MSW, The Postpartum Stress Center, Author of Therapy and the Postpartum Woman "Finally, a book that addresses the entire scope of women’s reproductive mental health spanning the gamut from puberty to menopause. The list of chapter contributors reads like a who’s who of international experts. Unique to this book is its focus on the interaction of genetics, hormonal fluctuations, and the social environment. It is a must addition for the libraries of clinicians and researchers in women’s reproductive mental health". - Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut Pregnancy and childbirth are generally viewed as joyous occasions. Yet for numerous women, these events instead bring anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. Increased interest in risk reduction and early clinical intervention is bringing reproductive issues to the forefront of women's mental health. The scope of Women's Reproductive Mental Health across the Lifespan begins long before the childbearing years, and continues well after those years have ended. Empirical findings, case examples, and dispatches from emerging areas of the field illuminate representative issues across the continuum of women's lives with the goal of more effective care benefitting women and their families. Chapter authors discuss advances in areas such as fertility treatment and contraception, and present current thinking on the psychological impact of pregnancy loss, menopause, cancer, and other stressors. These expert contributors emphasize the connections between an individual's biology and psychology and cultural expectations in shaping women's mental health, and the balance between a client's unique history and current clinical knowledge clinicians need to address disorders. Included in the coverage: The experience of puberty and emotional wellbeing. Body image issues and eating disorders in the childbearing years. Risk assessment and screening during pregnancy. Normal and pathological postpartum anxiety. Mood disorders and the transition to menopause. The evolution of reproductive psychiatry. A reference with an extended shelf life, Women's Reproductive Mental Health across the Lifespan enhances the work of researchers and practitioners in social work, clinical psychology, and psychiatry, and has potential relevance to all health care professionals.



Mental Health Issues of Older Women

Mental Health Issues of Older Women Author Victor Julio Malatesta
ISBN-10 PSU:000060229731
Release 2007-05-18
Pages 212
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Discover the latest research on the mental health concerns of older womenWomen are the primary consumers of mental health services, however, there is a paucity of research on their specific needs. Mental Health Issues of Older Women: A Comprehensive Review for Health Care Professionals presents a comprehensive overview for health care professionals, educators, and students on the study of mental health problems of aging women. This resource provides the latest research and informed perspectives by seasoned mental health clinicians. A wide range of mental health problems are explored, including dementia, cognitive impairment, alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety disorders, traumatic and dissociative disorders, sexual and eating disorders, and personality disorders.Mental Health Issues of Older Women provides practicing therapists and counselors with a much-needed research update and a broad clinical perspective from respected experts. This book uses current psychiatric diagnoses as a framework to gain greater depth of understanding to address the mental health issues of older women. Students and health professionals will discover valuable information, inspiration, and encouragement in their work with middle-aged and older women who are facing mental health challenges. This volume provides extensive references.Topics in Mental Health Issues of Older Women include: the role of cognitive impairment in older persons assessment tools and treatment options for older women who display alcohol use problems schizophrenia in older women major depressive disorder among older women therapeutic options for anxiety disorders under-diagnosed and misdiagnosed incidents of PTSD a provocative look at dissociative identity disorder sexual problems with treatment options eating disorders with treatment approaches effective treatment options for borderline personality disorderMental Health Issues of Older Women provides practitioners, educators, students, researchers, and administrators with an essential review of the latest research and current issues on the mental health problems of older women.



Violence Against Women and Mental Health

Violence Against Women and Mental Health Author Anita Riecher-Rössler
ISBN-10 9783805599887
Release 2013
Pages 180
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Too prevalent to ignore : violence against women, its prevalence, and health consequences / García-Moreno, C., Stockl, H. -- Gender-based violence in the Middle-East : a review / Madi Skaff, J. -- Violence against women in Latin America / Gaviria A., S.L. -- Violence against women in south Asia / Niaz, U. -- Violence against women in Europe : magnitude and the mental health consequences described by different data sources / Helweg-Larsen, K. -- Intimate partner violence as a risk factor for mental health in South Africa / Jewkes, R. -- Intimate partner violence and mental health / Oram, S., Howard, L.M. -- Sexual assault and women's mental health / Martin, S.L., Parcesepe, A.M. -- Child sexual abuse of girls / MacMillan, H.L., Wathen, C.N. -- Sexual violence and armed conflict : a systematic review of psychosocial support interventions / Stavrou, V. -- Abuse and trafficking among female migrants and refugees / Kastrup, M. -- Abuse in doctor-patient relationships / Tschan, W. -- Workplace harassment based on sex : a risk factor for women's mental health / Cortina, L.M., Leskinen, E.A. -- Violence against women and suicidality : does violence cause suicidal behaviour? / Devries, K.M., Seguin, M. -- Violence against women suffering from severe psychiatric illness / Rondon, M.B. -- Violence against women and mental health : conclusions / García-Moreno, C., Riecher-Rössler, A.



Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families

Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families Author M. Carolyn Hilarski
ISBN-10 9781317718079
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 248
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A comprehensive look at the many types of male and female sex offenders who victimize children, adolescents, and adults Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families presents practitioners, professionals, and policymakers with effective, user-friendly practice methods for working with all types of sex offenders. Each chapter provides an overview of a specific category of sex offender and presents case examples and sample treatment plans with short- and long-term goals and objectives. This unique book also includes the latest assessment and intervention methods, family and relapse prevention efforts, and cultural issues that affect service delivery. Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families examines the etiology, prevalence, and behavioral consequences of eight different sex offender typologies to provide you with a much broader focus than you’ll find in other sex offender books currently on the market. The book explores gender issues, demographics, offense characteristics, family characteristics, and assessment issues in dealing with both male and female sex offenders who use psychological and physical means to victimize children, adolescents, and adults. The end result is effective as a reference for health and mental health practitioners, as a resource for program implementation and outcome evaluation for policymakers and researchers, and as a classroom aid for the next generation of social workers and health and mental health providers. Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families examines: child sex offenders—inappropriate, developmentally precocious, and aggressive sexual behavior among children adolescent sex offenders—criminal sexual acts committed by juveniles adult male sex offenders—the average male sexual molester will victimize hundreds of children in his lifetime women who sexually abuse children—challenging the stereotypes about motherhood and female-child relationships professional perpetrators—clerics, teachers, tutors, athletic coaches intellectually and developmentally challenged sex offenders—sexually abusive acts committed by people with intellectual disabilities (ID) violent sex offenders—physical and psychological injuries suffered during sexual violation comorbid psychopathology in child, adolescent, and adult sexual offenders—anti-social, narcissistic, and sadistic behaviors, learning problems, neuropsychological impairments, and more Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families is an essential resource for anyone working with diverse groups of sex offenders.



Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings

Working Therapeutically with Women in Secure Mental Health Settings Author Nikki Jeffcote
ISBN-10 9781846420269
Release 2004-03-02
Pages 224
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`This book is an invaluable resource for all healthcare professionals working with women in secure services. It offers an insight into the needs of an often reviled but vulnerable client group.' -Journal of Advanced Nursing `The Editors have successfully maintained a readable and thought-provoking style in a multi-author text and the book can be recommended to all mental health professionals in this field'. -The Mental Health Review, Vol 10 Issue 3 `This publication is aimed at practitioners who work with women in secure settings. There is relatively little material available which integrates practice, research and service development issues in this challenging area, and this publication fills an important gap. The first section explores and explains the theoretical issues which should underpin relevant policies and practices by the different practitioners operating in this, somewhat neglected, field. The section covers matters such a gender and forensic mental health, the vulnerability of women in prison, and women's pathways into and through secure mental health services. The second focuses on practice issues including challenges for forensic mental health nurses; experiences of women patients, and lessons for practice from a women's group in a medium secure setting. The final section explores key themes for service development. This is a thought-provoking and authoritative resource.' - Care and Health Magazine `This is an honest and open review of the challenges faced by staff working with women in secure mental health settings, and current research, thinking and developments in service provision. It's contributors provide a rich multi-disciplinary perspective, in welcome contrast to the medical model that more usually drives high and medium secure units...Contributors question current practice in, for example, the management of aggression and the use of response teams, discussing these interventions from the viewpoints of service users and suggesting more positive alternative approaches...well-written and intense insight into working with this challenging client group.' -Mental Health Today A pressing need for the integration of current practice, research and service development is addressed in this comprehensive book, which explores the experience of work with women in secure mental health settings. The first section offers different perspectives on the needs and situations of this minority population. It includes consideration of the differing needs of women and men, and key environmental and therapeutic issues highlighted by recent research and service provision. Further chapters cover clinical illustrations of work with women in different settings, including descriptions of integrated multi-disciplinary practice, discussion of the experience of female patients and staff on a mixed sex ward, and exploration of therapeutic groupwork. The final section offers practice guidelines and frameworks for both individual staff and professional teams. At a time when the government's national agenda for mental health has focused on specialist secure provision for women, this book is essential reading for all those working in this challenging area.



A Nurse s Guide to Women s Mental Health

A Nurse s Guide to Women s Mental Health Author Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN
ISBN-10 9780826171146
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 376
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! 2012 Third Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing! "This is a great resource for any nurse working with women."--Score: 94, 4 Stars. Doody's Medical Reviews This is a quick-access clinical guide to the range of mental health issues and diagnoses that commonly affect women across the life span. It focuses on the unique biopsychosocial factors that make women especially vulnerable to psychological disorders and emphasizes key stressors specific to women that are precursors to mental illness. Frequent headings and bulleted, concise presentation of information facilitates reading. In addition to discussing mental health issues specific to women, the guide covers unique populations such as disabled women, lesbian and transgendered women, female veterans, women with forensic health concerns, and women who have been the object of violence. Chapters also address childbearing issues, including menstruation-related problems, infertility and its psychological implications, and antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum psychological disorders. Developmental milestones, the impact of culture on mental illness, and global health issues are covered as well. Tables and charts present key facts in an easy-to-read format. Key Features: Provides a concise, easy-to-use guide to womenís mental health issues across the life span for new and seasoned nurse practitioners Focuses on stressors unique to women as precursors of mental illness Delivers commonly occurring DSM-IV disorders in women, using a consistent format that includes etiology, assessment, and drug and behavioral therapeutic approaches Discusses preconception and childbearing issues, the impact of violence, female veterans, disabled women, lesbian women, and transgendered women



Women s Health Psychology

Women s Health Psychology Author Mary V. Spiers
ISBN-10 9781118415511
Release 2013-01-14
Pages 672
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Praise for Women's Health Psychology "Women's Health Psychology provides an important overview and analysis of key issues affecting women's health and well-being ... almost every chapter in this volume touches on the importance of quality of life, not just longevity.... It will serve as a valuable reference for health and mental health providers, researchers, and those in training for professional or research careers." —from the Foreword by Nancy E. Adler, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and Community Women's Health Psychology is the first comprehensive collection ever published to consider the developmental, reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-making and behavior for women. It provides current, expert advice to help policy makers, researchers, and clinicians make the best decisions concerning topics including: The Context of Women's Health: history of women's healthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects of intimate partner violence Health Challenges: smoking, alcohol, eating disorders, and sleep Reproductive Health: premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the stress of infertility, psychiatric symptoms and pregnancy, and menopause Disability and Chronic Conditions: women's responses to disability, experiencing cancer, the psychology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and rheumatic, heart, and Alzheimer's diseases



A Public Health Perspective of Women s Mental Health

A Public Health Perspective of Women   s Mental Health Author Bruce Lubotsky Levin
ISBN-10 1441915265
Release 2010-03-10
Pages 408
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A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs. Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women, focusing on these major areas: Epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women, and older women. Selected disorders of particular concern to women, including depression and postpartum depression, eating disorders, menopause, chemical dependence, and HIV/AIDS. Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons. Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery. Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness. Women’s mental health services in an era of evidence-based medicine. Improving women’s health in today’s technological climate. A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.