We know that gender traits and mental disorders are based on social, cultural. personal and psysiological background. In order to formulate the best management plan for the patient, the mental health practitioner needs to incorporate all available information. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the most prominent mental health problems in women today. Examining the physiological, social and psychological factors of mental illness, and providing an up-to-date perspective on the etiology of different disorders, the book should help professionals formulate the best management plan for the individual. It covers issues including perinatal psychiatric disorders, depression, eating disorders, consequences of sexual and physical abuse, and personality disorder.
Dora Kohen is a consultant Psychiatrist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in East London, where she runs an acute psychiatric service for women, and a mother-and-baby unit.