The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

By Lauren Slater (Editor), Jessica Henderson Daniel (Editor), Amy Banks (Editor)
This complete guide provides a comprehensive overview of the psychological issues that concern women most. Arguing that women need to understand their mental health as more than a question of disorder or normality, it begins with the life cycle, helping women understand the major issues and biological changes associated with young adulthood, middle age, and old age. It also addresses the psychological importance of women's sexuality, relationships, motherhood and childlessness, trauma, and illness, and discusses how social contexts, such as poverty and racism, affect mental health.

"At over 300 pages, The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women definitely isn't light reading. But don't dismiss it as dry stuff--we found it truly engaging, with useful info from more than 50 experts. . . .More than just a discussion of the three M's--marriage, motherhood, and menopause--the book has thoughtful chapters on choosing childlessness, facing issues in midlife, and coping with bereavement. True, The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women might not end up alongside your favorite steamy novels, but it's worth a spot on your bookshelf."- Health Magazine, September 2003


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About the Paperback

Publisher Beacon Press (MA)
Publish date 07/10/2003
Pages 403
ISBN-13 9780807029251
ISBN-10 0807029254
Language English