1st Edition

Women and Mental Health
New Directions for Change



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ISBN 9780866563314
Published January 1, 1985 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an illuminating feminist appraisal of the problems of sex differences and sexist treatment of women's mental health problems by state mental health agencies. In this provocative volume, prominent feminist scholars and practitioners provide insights into the problems of biased treatment of women and provide both factual evidence of that bias and effective, viable solutions for change. The editors are members of the Women's Task Force of the Department of Mental Health in the State of Michigan. The Task Force is comprised of women health professionals who are aware of sexism in the mental health services provided by the State and have taken action to change the biased treatment of women.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Introduction
  • Sex Differences in Women's Mental Health Problems and Their Causes: The Evidence
  • Sexist Treatment in the Mental Health System: The Evidence
  • Diagnoses Applied to Women: The Evidence
  • Women and Their Physicians: The Evidence
  • Innovative Mental Health Treatment Alternatives for Women: The Evidence
  • Prevention of Mental Health Problems for Women in the Work Place
  • Conclusions
  • Reference Notes Included

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