Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Women outnumber men as consumers of health care in the United States: they visit doctors more often, fill more prescriptions, undergo more surgeries, occupy more hospital beds, and spend more money on health care than men. Yet it wasn't until the past decade that active trials in gender-specific aspects of mental health began leading us to a better understanding of the psychiatric disorders to which women are vulnerable.
Distilling the findings of this research into practical information about the assessment and management of psychiatric conditions specific to women, this Second Edition (updated from 1997) expands upon the biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that influence women's mental health, with particular emphasis on reproductive points in the female life cycle—and the ways in which these factors are integral to gender-sensitive case formulations, diagnoses, and treatment planning. Updates in the second edition include the latest findings about premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the use of psychiatric medications in pregnant and breast-feeding women, perinatal loss, surgical menopause, eating disorders, sexual trauma, seasonal affective disorder, sleep disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Complementing lengthier psychiatric references, this latest Concise Guide offers enduring value in a convenient pocket-size format with extensive tables and illustrations. Its wealth of practical information, highlighted by material from the authors' clinical experiences, makes it a must-read for psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, and medical students working in various treatment settings, from inpatient psychiatry units and outpatient clinicsto consultation-liaison services and private offices.
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||4.40(w) x 6.52(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
Vivien K. Burt, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, as well as Director of the Women’s Life Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Victoria C. Hencrick, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Director of the Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders Program, and Assistant Director of the Women’s Mood Disorders Research Program at the University of California at Los Angeles and Edelman Westside Mental Health Center.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Hormonal contraception and effects on mood. Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy. Postpartum psychiatric disorders. Induced abortion and pregnancy loss. Infertility: psychological implications of diagnosis and treatment. Perimenopause and menopause. Gender issues in the treatment of mental illness. Female-specific cancers. Appendix: resources and support groups. Index.