Women's Health: Hormones, Emotions and Behavior

Women's Health: Hormones, Emotions and Behavior

by Regina C. Casper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521060206

ISBN-13: 9780521060202

Pub. Date: 02/04/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers an overview of the complex interplay between hormonal activation and individual and environmental influences in health and disease in women. The book provides useful information and background material important for treating problems related to the reproductive cycle, eating disorders, drug treatment of women, and clinical and treatment issues in…  See more details below

Overview

This book offers an overview of the complex interplay between hormonal activation and individual and environmental influences in health and disease in women. The book provides useful information and background material important for treating problems related to the reproductive cycle, eating disorders, drug treatment of women, and clinical and treatment issues in coronary artery disease and breast cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521060202
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Series:
Psychiatry and Medicine Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Growing up female1
2Reproduction and its psychopathology14
3Women's sexual function and dysfunction36
4Gender differences in brain morphology and in psychiatric disorders53
5Thyroid hormones in major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder83
6The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical system109
7The cost of starvation: Eating disorders122
8Coronary artery disease and women: Estrogens and psychosocial and lifestyle risk factors150
9The psychophysiology of breast cancer: Disease, hormones, immunity, and stress166
10The psychopharmacology of women192
11Intervention trials concerned with disease prevention in women219
References243
Index317

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