Women and Psychiatric Treatment: A Comprehensive Text and Practical Guide

1st Edition

Claire Henderson, Catherine Smith, Shubulade Smith, Angela Stevens

Published April 27, 2015
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9780415862769 - CAT# Y152634

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Women and Psychiatric Treatment provides a practical guide to the challenge of preserving fairness in access and quality of provision of health care and argues that equity is only achievable through greater recognition of gender differences.

Taking into account the main variables which influence treatment, such as setting, age and culture, clear suggestions are given for the reform of training, research and provision of services according to gender differences.

Divided into seven sections, the book discusses the following subjects:

  • the background
  • treatment settings
  • treatment of particular groups
  • specific disorders
  • managing the sequelae of trauma
  • therapies
  • the future: implications for training, research and service provision.

This comprehensive and practical text offers a thorough investigation of the issues surrounding the treatment of women with mental health problems. It will be welcomed by psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and other mental health workers.


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