eBook A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health, 1st Edition

  • Bruce Lubotsky Levin
  • Marion Ann Becker
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  • ISBN-10: 1441915265
  • ISBN-13: 9781441915269
  • DDC: 362.2082
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs. Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women. A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title page.
Copyright Page.
Editors and Contributors.
1: Overview & Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Women.
2: Public Health and Women’s Mental Health.
3: Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Girls and Female Adolescents.
4: Mental Conditions in Adult Women: Epidemiology and Impact.
5: Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Older Women.
6: Physical Illness and Medical Needs of Women with Mental Disorders.
7: Selected Disorders.
8: Depression and Postpartum Disorders.
9: Eating Disorders.
10: Menopause.
11: Substance Abuse.
12: HIV/AIDS and Mental Disorders.
13: Services Delivery & Emerging Research.
14: Services in an Era of Managed Care.
15: Evidence-Based Medicine.
16: Mental Health Issues of Incarcerated Women.
17: Services in the Workplace.
18: Organizational Stress and Trauma-Informed Services.
19: Services in Rural Areas.
20: Social and Community Contexts.
21: Racial and Ethnic Disparities.
22: Parenting and Recovery for Mothers with Mental Disorders.
23: Navigating the Worlds of Information.