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Rethinking Mental Health and Disorder: Feminist Perspectives / Edition 1
     

Rethinking Mental Health and Disorder: Feminist Perspectives / Edition 1

by Mary Ballou
 

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ISBN-10: 1572307994

ISBN-13: 2901572307994

Pub. Date: 09/02/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This volume presents cutting-edge work at the interface of feminist theory and mental health. Building on the success of their acclaimed Personality and Psychopathology, which called into question traditional models of health and disorder, Mary Ballou and Laura S. Brown have invited a stellar array of contributors to continue the vital process of feminist

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This volume presents cutting-edge work at the interface of feminist theory and mental health. Building on the success of their acclaimed Personality and Psychopathology, which called into question traditional models of health and disorder, Mary Ballou and Laura S. Brown have invited a stellar array of contributors to continue the vital process of feminist theory building and critique. The book outlines compelling theoretical approaches-including postmodern, constructivist, relational-cultural, and feminist ecological perspectives-that go beyond simply inserting analyses of gender, culture, and other contextual factors into existing paradigms. Also examined are specific areas of distress and disorder about which new feminist understandings have been developed in the past decade. Shedding new light on such conditions as depression, PTSD, psychosis, somatoform disorders, and premenstrual syndrome, chapters address critical questions about how disorders are diagnosed, who gets labeled as "sick," and how treatment is conceptualized and delivered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901572307994
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/02/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314

Table of Contents

I.Developing Feminist Theories
1Unfinished Business: Postmodern Feminism in Personality Psychology3
2A Feminist Critique of Attachment Theory and Evolutionary Psychology29
3New Developments in Relational-Cultural Theory48
4Constructing Identities: A Feminist, Culturally Contextualized Alternative to "Personality"71
5Toward a Feminist Ecological Theory of Human Nature: Theory Building in Response to Real-World Dynamics99
II.Psychopathology
6Somatoform and Pain Disorders145
7Raging Hormones?: Feminist Perspectives on Premenstrual Syndrome and Postpartum Depression174
8Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Women: Phenomenology and Prevention198
9The Chrysalis Program: A Feminist Treatment Community for Individuals Diagnosed as Personality Disordered231
10Contextual and Developmental Frameworks in Diagnosing Children and Adolescents262
11Depression and Schizophrenia in Women: The Intersection of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Class279
Index306

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