Textbook of Men's Mental Health

Textbook of Men's Mental Health

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American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
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Textbook of Men's Mental Health

The first of its kind, this book reflects progress in a too-little explored corner of psychiatry to show that gender plays an integral role in mental health issues for men. Textbook of Men's Mental Health provides clinicians with the information they need for understanding how certain disorders manifest differently in men -- and for recognizing how treatment responses in men differ from those in women. Multidisciplinary coverage in this groundbreaking guide draws from fields such as public health and substance abuse to create a well-rounded approach to addressing men's specific mental health problems.

With contributions by today's experts in men's mental health, this work gathers the latest research about men's psychiatric issues, from the difficulties in diagnosing male depression to strategies for engaging men in marital therapy. First addressing developmental issues specific to childhood, adolescence, and old age, the text then presents treatment options for an array of problems, from anxiety to sexual disorders to posttraumatic stress disorder. This volume then addresses psychosocial issues as they apply uniquely to men, such as fathering, marriage, aggression, and overcoming the stigma of mental health treatment -- as well as a chapter on how men's ethnicity influences the effectiveness of therapy. Among the topics discussed are • how men behave in intimate relationships with women -- and the mental health considerations unique to gay men• psychiatric disorders more prevalent in men than women, such as substance abuse, antisocial personality, and conduct disorder• up-to-date facts on male sexual functioning, covering erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and male orgasmic disorder• why disorders less common in men -- anxiety, depression, PTSD -- require different treatment than for women• coverage of compulsive disorders seen in men both more frequently, such as pathological gambling and compulsive sexual behavior -- and less frequently, such as kleptomania and compulsive buying• insight into how body image, a problem usually associated with women, has become a serious health issue for men, as evidenced by eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia, and steroid abuse

No previous text has addressed such a wide range of issues concerning men's mental health, presented here in evidence-based coverage featuring case vignettes, key points, practice guidelines, and an extensive reference list in each chapter. Clinicians who wish to make more prudent decisions regarding the care of men with mental health issues will find this text indispensable to their practice -- and to the well-being of their male patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585622153
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

ContributorsIntroductionPart I: Boys and Men at Different Life StagesChapter 1. Childhood: normal development and psychopathologyChapter 2. Adolescence: neurodevelopment and behavioral impulsivityChapter 3. Older menPart II: Psychiatric Disorders in Men: Assessment and TreatmentChapter 4. Anxiety disordersChapter 5. DepressionChapter 6. Substance use disordersChapter 7. Antisocial personality disorder, conduct disorder, and psychopathyChapter 8. Sexual health and problems: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and male orgasmic disorderChapter 9. Impulse control disordersChapter 10. Posttraumatic stress disorderPart III: Sociocultural Issues for MenChapter 11. Fathering and the mental health of menChapter 12. Men, marriage, and divorceChapter 13. Body image and muscularityChapter 14. Aggression, violence, and domestic abuseChapter 15. Culture, ethnicity, race, and men's mental healthChapter 16. Mental health of gay menChapter 17. Overcoming stigma and barriers to mental health treatmentIndex

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