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Mental wellness for women

Author: Rita Baron-Faust; New York University. Women's Health Service.; State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Psychiatry.
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Each stage of a woman's life affects her mind and emotions. Family and work pressures, transitions from adolescence to womanhood, or motherhood to menopause, even the stresses of daily life can influence mental health. This book is the only guide a woman needs to understand the fascinating chemistry of the mind and the intricate web of influences - genetic, sexual, and social - that affect mental well-being, what
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Baron-Faust; New York University. Women's Health Service.; State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Psychiatry.
ISBN: 0688120725 9780688120726
OCLC Number: 34772284
Description: xxviii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robert H. Morris --
Foreword / Robert Cancro --
Foreword / Veva H. Zimmerman --
A Note to the Reader: What Is the DSM-IV? --
1. Misunderstood: Women and Mental Illness --
2. Mood Disorders --
3. Anxiety and Panic --
4. Personality Disorders --
5. Thought and Perception --
6. Women and Addiction --
7. Eating and Body Image --
8. Sexuality --
9. Violence and Victimization --
10. A Question of Hormones --
11. A Woman's Life Cycle --
12. Getting the Help You Need --
13. Medications --
What You Need to Know --
14. Maintaining Mental Wellness --
Appendix I. Where to Go for Help --
Appendix II. Additional Reading/Self-help.
Responsibility: Rita Baron-Faust, with the physicians of the New York University Medical Center Women's Health Service and the NYU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

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Each stage of a woman's life affects her mind and emotions. Family and work pressures, transitions from adolescence to womanhood, or motherhood to menopause, even the stresses of daily life can influence mental health. This book is the only guide a woman needs to understand the fascinating chemistry of the mind and the intricate web of influences - genetic, sexual, and social - that affect mental well-being, what happens when things go wrong, and what women can do to.

Help maintain lifelong mental health.

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