Women and depression : a handbook for the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences

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Author(s): Corey L M Keyes; Sherryl H Goodman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2006

ISBN: 0521539285,0521831571,9780521539289,9780521831574

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This handbook proposes a more integrative approach to women’s depression, in particular, and mental health, for all more generally. Until recently, women’s health issues have centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. However, since it has been established that symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, this work now focuses on updating the biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for the gender gap to better address efforts at treatment and prevention
This handbook proposes a more integrative approach to women’s depression, in particular, and mental health, for all more generally. Until recently, women’s health issues have centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. However, since it has been established that symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, this work now focuses on updating the biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for the gender gap to better address efforts at treatment and prevention.  Read more… Foreword / Rosalynn Carter
— Preface / Corey Keyes and Sherryl Goodman
— Part I: Nosology, measurement, and the epidemiology of women and depression
— Depression : from nosology to global burden / Kay Wilhelm
— Epidemiology of depression in women / Ronald Kessler
— Part II: Biological, developmental, and aging models of risk
— The biology underpinnings of depression / Ania Korszun, Margaret Altemus, and Elizabeth Young
— Depressive disorders in women : from menarche to beyond the menopause / Wendy Somerset … [et al.]
— Does puberty account for the gender differential in depression? / Laura M. DeRose, A. Jordan Wright, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
— Women’s aging and depression / Brenda Penninx
— Part III: Cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal models of risk
— Cognition and depression / Joan Girgus and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
— Personality and depression in women / Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, and Kristen G. Anderson — The social costs of stress : how sex differences in stress responses can lead to social stress vulnerability and depression in women / Laura Cousino Klein, Elizabeth J. Corwin, and Rachel M. Ceballos
— Marriage and depression / Mark A. Whisman, Lauren M. Weinstock, and Natalie Tolejko
— Depression in women who are mothers : an integrative model of risk for the development of psychopathology in their sons and daughters / Sherryl H. Goodman and Erin Tully
— Part IV: Social, political, and economic models of risk
— Social suffering, gender, and women’s depression / Jeanne Marecek
— Women, work, and depression : conceptual and policy issues / Mary Clare Lennon
— Culture, race/ethnicity, and depression / Pamela Braboy Jackson and David Williams
— Trauma and depression / Kristin M. Penza, Christine Heim and Charles Nemeroff
— Public health approach to depression and women : the case of the disadvantaged inner-city woman / Claire E. Sterk, Katherine P. Theall, and Kirk W. Elifson
— Part V: Systems and processes of treatment, prevention, and policy
— Services and treatment for depression : international perspectives and implications for a gender-sensitive approach / Shekhar Saxena and Pratap Sharan
— Prevention of depression in women / Tamar Mendelson and Ricardo F. Muñoz
— Women and depression : research, theory, and social policies / Jean Hamilton and Nancy F. Russo
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