A Nurse's Guide to Women's Mental Health

A Nurse's Guide to Women's Mental Health

by Michele R. Davidson PhD, CNM, CFN, RN


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826171139
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN, is an Associate Professor of Nursing and an affiliate faculty member for the Women's Studies Program at George Mason University. She has 21 years of clinical experience in women's health nursing including labor and delivery, postpartum, NICU, reproductive endocrinology, and inpatient gynecology at Columbia Hospital for Women. She has delivered over 1,000 babies during her career as a nurse midwife and has treated women with a variety of mental health disorders. Dr. Davidson formulated a postpartum depression support group which provides ongoing treatment to indigent women. She has published over 50 papers, contributed more than 17 chapters to other author's textbooks, and published an additional 15 textbooks that she has co-written, including the international bestseller Old's Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care Across the Lifespan (9th ed) which has been translated into nine languages and used throughout the world. Dr. Davidson is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) where she served as past vice president of the Washington, D.C. chapter and has served as an item writer for the ACNM National Certification Examination. She is also an educational affiliate of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr. Davison is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI), the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), and the Marce Society. She received an honorary award from the March of Dimes for her ongoing care to pregnant women. In 2002, Dr. Davidson established the Smith Island Foundation to provide rural health care education and screening programs and children's programming to a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay. She subsequently developed an immersion clinical practicum for students to participate in rural community health on Smith Island. She is also the author of the children's book, Stowaways to Smith Island.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Section I Introduction to Women's Mental Health

1 Statistics on Mental Health of Women 3

2 Stressors Affecting Women 13

3 Role of Culture in Mental Illness 27

4 Violence Against Women 43

Section II Special Populations in Women's Mental Health

5 Childhood and Adolescence 63

6 Mental Health for the Aging Woman 83

7 Physical Disabilities and Mental Health 99

8 Lesbian and Transgender Women 111

9 Female Veterans 121

10 Women and Forensic Mental Health Issues 129

Section III Childbearing and Women's Health Issues

11 Menstrual-Related Issues 141

12 Infertility and Psychological Implications 149

13 Antepartum and Intrapartum Psychological Issues 157

14 Postpartum Mood Disorders and Lactation Issues 173

Section IV Psychiatric Issues Common to Women

15 Anxiety Disorders 193

16 Mood Disorders 213

17 Eating Disorders 233

18 Grief and Loss 247

19 Personality and Dissociative Disorders 261

20 Schizophrenia 277

21 Psychotic Disorders 287

22 Sexual Dysfunction 311

23 Sleep Disorders 323

24 Substance Abuse Disorders 337

Index 349

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