Mental Health and Women

WED, OCT 29, 2003 (50:49)

Lauren Slater and Jessica Henderson Daniel discuss an expansive book, The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women. From anxiety to eating disorders to postpartum depression, over 50 experts navigate the milestones and issues affecting women’s mental health and the medical assistance that is available.

The vast majority of books on mental illness focus on men. This book is the first comprehensive volume that seeks to depict women’s lives through their illnesses and their life stages, taking into account both race and class. Over 50 medical experts contribute to chapters on anxiety, depressive and bipolar disorders, body image and eating disorders, as well as disorders associated with specific stages in women’s lives: marriage, motherhood, postpartum depression and menopause and the effects of aging on mood, memory and hormones.

+ BIO: Jessica Henderson Daniel

Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, ABPP, is director of training in psychology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women in the American Psychological Association.

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