Women and Mental Health: New Directions for Change

Women and Mental Health: New Directions for Change

by Carol T Mowbray, Michigan Dept O Mh/Women'S Task Forc
     
 

ISBN-10: 0918393132

ISBN-13: 9780918393135

Pub. Date: 03/28/1985

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Here is an illuminating feminist appraisal of the problems of sex differences and sexist treatment of women's mental health problems by state mental health agencies. In this provocative volume, prominent feminist scholars and practitioners provide insights into the problems of biased treatment of women and provide both factual evidence of that bias and effective,

Overview

Here is an illuminating feminist appraisal of the problems of sex differences and sexist treatment of women's mental health problems by state mental health agencies. In this provocative volume, prominent feminist scholars and practitioners provide insights into the problems of biased treatment of women and provide both factual evidence of that bias and effective, viable solutions for change. The editors are members of the Women's Task Force of the Department of Mental Health in the State of Michigan. The Task Force is comprised of women health professionals who are aware of sexism in the mental health services provided by the State and have taken action to change the biased treatment of women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780918393135
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Series:
Women and Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
14.00(w) x 21.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Introduction
  • Sex Differences in Women's Mental Health Problems and Their Causes: The Evidence
  • Sexist Treatment in the Mental Health System: The Evidence
  • Diagnoses Applied to Women: The Evidence
  • Women and Their Physicians: The Evidence
  • Innovative Mental Health Treatment Alternatives for Women: The Evidence
  • Prevention of Mental Health Problems for Women in the Work Place
  • Conclusions
  • Reference Notes Included

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