This great book offers an up-to-date overview of how gender and sexuality affect mental health. It will help women to self-identify and self-manage the symptoms of mental ill health. The book covers a wide range of specific mental health disorders - many of which are more common in women - and includes real-life case studies, the latest treatments and where to find further help and support. It's written in an easy-to-read format to give an invaluable guide for women.
Foreword Claire Eastham; Introduction: being female Kathryn M. Abel and Rosalind Ramsay; Part I. Women in Perspective: 1. The history of the 'female mind' Lisa Conlan; 2. Gender-informed responses to women's distress Jennie Williams and Gilli Watson; 3. Female sexuality David T. Evans; 4. Growing up female Margot Waddell; Part II. Women and Society: 5. Poverty, exclusion, debt and women Jed Boardman; 6. Arranged marriage Chetna Kang; 7. Girls at risk Trish O'Donnell; 8. Domestic abuse Roxane Agnew-Davies and Louise M. Howard; 9. Women and the criminal justice system Annie Bartlett; Part III. Women and their Environment: 10. Emotional well-being and staying well Kamaldeep Bhui and Zenobia Nadirshaw; 11. Sensitive motherhood Helen Minnis and Philip Wilson; 12. Religion and spirituality Julia Head; 13. Linking physical and mental health in women Irene Cormac; 14. Obesity John Morgan; 15. Women and sleep Neil Stanley; 16. Women and pain George Ikkos and Susan Lingwood; 17. Bereavement, loss and grief Lynne M. Drummond; Part IV. Women and Specific Disorders: 18. Depression and other mood disorders Paul Blenkiron; 19. Anxiety disorders Lynne M. Drummond; 20. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder Nuri Gene-Cos; 21. The dangers of rumination Raj Persaud; 22. Obsessive-compulsive disorder Lynne M. Drummond; 23. Eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder Sandeep Ranote, Andrea Phillipou, Susan Rossell and David Castle; 24. Psychosexual disorders Jennifer Davies-Oliveira and Leila Frodsham; 25. Personality disorders: risks and recovery Gwen Adshead; 26. Self-harm Alys Cole-King and Sue Sibbald; 27. Women and addiction Sally Marlow; 28. Autism spectrum disorder Helen Pearce; 29. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Gaelle Slater and Helen Crimlisk; 30. Psychotic illness Alison R. Yung, Kathryn M. Abel and Sarah Cornick; 31. Postnatal depression and postpartum psychosis Lucinda Green and Liz McDonald; 32. Living longer: normal age-related changes, dementia and depression Nori Graham and Iracema Leroi; Part V. Women and Treatment: 33. What women want from medication Ann Mortimer; 34. What women want from services: a patient's perspective Sally Dean; 35. Complementary and alternative therapies Ursula Werneke; Contributors; Index.