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Illness and power : women's mental disorders and the battle between the sexes

Author: Brant Wenegrat
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wenegrat (psychiatry, Stanford U. School of Medicine) argues that women's lack of social power, as defined as the ability to provide for one's needs and security and to make decisions based on one's  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brant Wenegrat
ISBN: 0814792820 9780814792827 081479310X 9780814793107
OCLC Number: 31517571
Description: vii, 217 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Explaining Women's Disorders --
2. Depression and Anxiety: Responses to Lack of Power --
3. Women's Mental Disorders as Illness Roles --
4. Two Modern-Day Epidemics --
5. An Evolutionary, Cross-Cultural View of Women's Social Power --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Brant Wenegrat.
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"An important book...treats alternative explanations for women's mental disorders with crisp, critical insight, culling out the wrongheaded and embracing valid points of view where they exist." Read more...

 
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