Psychopharmacology from a Feminist Perspective by Ellen Cole, Jean Hamilton, Margaret Jensvold, Esther D Rothblum |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Psychopharmacology from a Feminist Perspective

Psychopharmacology from a Feminist Perspective

by Ellen Cole, Jean Hamilton, Margaret Jensvold, Esther D Rothblum
     
 

This unique book seeks a more gender-sensitive approach to pharmacologic research and treatment by focusing on scholarly work connecting psychopharmacology and feminism. The chapters document the links between feminism, women's studies, and practice and research in psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology From a Feminist Perspective explores the relationship between

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This unique book seeks a more gender-sensitive approach to pharmacologic research and treatment by focusing on scholarly work connecting psychopharmacology and feminism. The chapters document the links between feminism, women's studies, and practice and research in psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology From a Feminist Perspective explores the relationship between feminism and psychopharmacology and stresses the need to make drug testing and treatment gender-sensitive. Chapters range from feminist critiques of science and medicine to the roles of sex and gender in determining responsivity to psychoactive drugs.

Psychopharmacology From a Feminist Perspective helps therapists and their female patients understand sex differences in pharmacology and the need, in some cases, to tailor drug dosages for women. Contributing authors, both women and men, include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and laypersons. They cover a wide array of topics, including:

  • patterns of drug use by gender
  • recognition of sex/gender differences in medication side-effects
  • the impact of medication side-effects on clients’willingness to cooperate with treatment recommendations
  • special aspects of prescribing for women of color
  • how women's reports of medication side-effects are often dismissed
  • how women and the elderly are portrayed in psychotropic drug advertisements

    This illuminating book is appropriate for all levels of nonphysician therapists who work with clients receiving medication, psychiatrists and other physician prescribers of psychoactive drugs, policymakers, and women's studies scholars. Psychopharmacology From a Feminist Perspective is an involving reader for graduate courses in women's health and feminist critiques of science, as well as an informative reference for professionals involved in therapy and the dispensing of psychoactive drugs.

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Contributors seek a more gender-sensitive approach to pharmacologic research and treatment, documenting the links between feminism and pharmacology in discussions on topics such as fertility drugs, the dismissal of female clients' reports of side effects, the roles of sex and gender in determining response to psychoactive drugs, and the portrayal of women and elderly patients in drug advertisements. Of interest to therapists, psychiatrists, and women's studies scholars. No index. Also published as Women & Theraphy, v.16, no.1, 1995. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560230595
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.49(d)

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