Women's Mental Health: A Life-Cycle Approach brings together the latest research and clinical information on the wide variety of psychiatric problems that affect women in unique ways. The book is organized around the female life cycle-childhood, adolescence, adulthood, reproduction, and aging-and addresses specific disorders as they present at each stage.
Chapters examine the biological, hormonal, and psychosocial foundations of female psychiatric disorders at each life-cycle stage and offer a framework for thinking about clinical problems. Expert commentaries are included to expand on key issues and provide an insightful overview of each life-cycle stage. The international group of contributors ensures complete coverage of cross-cultural issues. Concluding chapters discuss mental health services for women worldwide.
SECTION I: Introduction 1 A Relational-Cultural Theory of Human Development: The Power of Connection 3 Judith V. Jordan Chapter 1 Commentary 13 Malkah Notman and Carol Nadelson Mary Kay O'Neil Women, Culture, and Development 15 Lisa Francesca Andermann Chapter 2 Commentary 32 Charmaine C. Williams Women and Stress 35 Elaine Walker, Zainab Sabuwalla, Annie M. Bollini, Deborah J. Walder Chapter 3 Commentary 48 Soraya Seedat and Debra Kaminer SECTION II: Childhood 51 Depression and Anxiety in Girls 53 Katharina Manassis Gender Identity Disorder in Girls 71 Susan J. Bradley and Kenneth J. Zucker Developmental Pathways of ADHD 85 Florence Levy Conduct Disorders in Girls 93 Ellen L. Lipman and David R. Offord SECTION III: Adolescence 109 Eating Disorders and Body Image in Adolescence 111 Cynthia M. Bulik and Lauren Reba Prodromal Phase of Psychosis in Adolescent Women 123 Jean Addington and Frauke T. K. Schultze-Lutter Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence in Adolescent Girls 133 Sheila B. Blume, Monica L. Zilberman, Hermano Tavares The Origins of Emotion Regulation: Clinical Presentation and Neurobiology 147 Ruth A. Lanius, Robyn L. Bluhm, and Clare Pain SECTION IV: Adulthood 161 Gender Differences in Depression and Anxiety Disorders 163 Gail Erlick Robinson Substance Use and Abuse in Women 179 Monica L. Zilberman and Sheila B. Blume Psychotic Disorders in Women 191 Jayashri Kulkarni Sexuality and Sexual Disorders in Women 205 Rosemary Basson Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 221 Debra Kaminer and Soraya Seedat Living with Intellectual Disability 237 Elspeth A. Bradley, Yona Lunsky, and Marika Korossy SECTION V: Reproduction 255 Menstrual Cycles and Mental Health 257 Judith H. Gold Pregnancy and Mental Health 269 Anne Buist Postpartum and Its Mental Health Problems 283 Sophie Grigoriadis Menopause and Mental Health 297 Donna E. Stewart and Mona J. Khalid Mothering and Depression 311 Sydney L. Hans SECTION VI: Aging 321 The Psychosocial Challenge for Older Women 323 Anne Hassett Aging and Cognition in Women 337 Chris Perkins Vicissitudes and Disappointments: Loss and Illness in Late Life 351 Pamela Melding SECTION VII: Health Services for Women 365 Mental Health Services for Women 367 Anne E. Rhodes Women's Mental Health: From Hysteria to Human Rights 377 Jill A. Astbury Mental Health Services for Women in Third World Countries and Immigrant Women 393 Nalini Pandalangat Index 407