Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health [NOOK Book]


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.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Metapsychology Online Reviews
The Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health, in its clear layout and account, provides a clear and concise presentation of clinically significant considerations, and medical differential diagnoses that will be a most valuable book for other health workers as well as medicos, including non-prescribing professionals such as counselors, clinical psychologists, and social workers….This excellent book, an update of the second edition of the authors' Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health, should sit on the desks of every health professional. A most useful book indeed.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
Description: This manual was penned as an update of another text and describes the most recent information in the ever-changing field of women's mental health.
Purpose: The primary purpose is to update information on women's mental health issues, as research in this field continues to become more sophisticated. It addresses complex questions such as medication management during pregnancy and breast-feeding, as well as treatment of patients in menopause or suffering from a failed or aborted pregnancy.
Audience: While useful for virtually any clinician in the area of mental health, this book appears to be geared more for providers dispensing medications and other forms of therapy to women in various life stages. Some of the terms are more complicated for those without medical training, but generally speaking, the book is suitable for providers caring for these patients.
Features: It addresses many of the major life changes experienced by women, including menses, pregnancy, the postpartum period, pregnancy loss, infertility, perimenopause, menopause, and female specific cancers. It contains numerous tables, but few diagrams or charts, and the references are current and useful.
Assessment: Although I am unfamiliar with its predecessor, this book is an excellent summary of a burgeoning area of psychiatry that has been overlooked for many years. The chapters addressing a woman's loss of pregnancy and infertility are especially useful and the information regarding medications and pregnancy and breastfeeding are quite valuable. It would be rare for a clinician to treat patients without encountering at least a few of these issues frequently, and this book touches on these topics without overwhelming the reader. The main shortcoming of the book is the lack of discussion regarding prepubescent and pubescent hormonal changes and their impact on mental health.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585626595
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 0.82 (h) x 0.05 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Vivien K. Burt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Founder and Director of the Women's Life Center of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital.

Victoria Hendrick, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Olive View - UCLA Medical Center.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Gender differences in psychiatric disorders. Gender differences in psychopharmacology. Laboratory evaluation: significant considerations for women. The psychiatric assessment of women. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Etiology. Risk factors. Evaluation. Treatment strategies. Approach to treatment. Hormonal Contraception and Effects on Mood. Hormonal contraception. Effects of hormonal contraception on mood. Drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives and other medications. Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy. General principles. Prepregnancy counseling. Pregnancy planning. Nonpharmacological interventions. Pharmacological interventions. Use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy. Course and management of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy. Substance abuse and pregnancy. Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders. Postpartum blues. Postpartum depression. Postpartum psychosis. Etiology of postpartum mood disorders. Postpartum anxiety disorders. Breast-feeding and psychotropic medications. Induced Abortion and Pregnancy Loss. Induced abortion. Pregnancy loss. Infertility: Psychological Implications of Diagnosis and Treatment. Epidemiology. Etiology. Related psychological factors. Evaluation. Treatment of infertility. Psychological reactions to infertility treatment. Treatment of psychological difficulties related to infertility. When the infertile couple succeeds in achieving pregnancy. Perimenopause and Menopause. Definitions and history. Hormonal changes. Physical changes. Mood changes. Menopause and sexuality. Hormone therapy. Evaluation and treatment of depression. Menopause, hormone therapy, and cognition. Gender Issues in the Treatment of Mental Illness. Schizophrenia in women. Mood disorders in women. Anxiety disorders in women. Alcohol and substance abuse in women. Eating disorders in women. Sleep disorders in women. Women victims of violence. Female-Specific Cancers. Breast cancer. Gynecological cancer. Psychiatric consultation. Appendix: Resources and Support Groups. Women's issues. Contraception. Infertility. Pregnancy and postpartum disorders. Menopause and hormone therapy. Eating disorders. Domestic violence. Alcohol and substance abuse. Cancer. Index.

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