Psychopathology in Women

Incorporating Gender Perspective into Descriptive Psychopathology

Editors: Sáenz-Herrero, Margarita (Ed.)

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  • Draws attention to the central importance of gender in the definition of psychiatric symptomatology
  • Examines the significance of gender in relation to specific aspects of psychopathology and a wide range of psychological disorders
  • Aims to establish gender perspective as a key concept in descriptive psychopathology
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Gender has a fundamental influence on the human brain, not only by virtue of biological and hormonal differences between the sexes but also because of the impact of gender-specific cultural, social, anthropological and environmental factors. Nevertheless, the relation of gender and psychopathology remains a largely neglected field. Gender perspective has been treated as a paradigm in this book on psychopathology because it determines the way in which a psychiatric symptom is defined, perceived and understood. This conception of gender as being of key importance in the definition of psychiatric symptomatology is exceptional in the literature. The book opens by examining historical and cultural aspects of mental health in women worldwide and the relation of sex, brain and gender, with coverage of both neurobiological and psychosocial aspects. The significance of gender with regard to specific aspects of psychopathology is then addressed in detail. A wide range of psychological disorders are considered, as well as hormonal influences and issues concerning body image, self identity, sexuality and life instinct. It is hoped that this book will make a significant contribution in ensuring that gender perspective receives due attention within descriptive psychopathology.

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From the book reviews:

“This book explores how sex and gender differences affect the development, presentation, and treatment of psychopathology. … The audience includes all psychiatrists and psychologists who treat women. … This book is not only for readers training specifically in women’s mental health, it is also for general mental health professionals who desire to increase their understanding of the various aspects of gender and its impact.” (Mabel Avilas, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2015)


Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Women’s Mental Health Around the World: Education, Poverty, Discrimination and Violence, and Political Aspects

    Pages 3-24

    Jausoro Alzola, Kristina (et al.)

  • Psychosexual Development and Sexual Dysfunctions

    Pages 25-51

    Segarra-Echebarría, Rafael (et al.)

  • Gender and Psychological Differences: Gender and Subjectivity

    Pages 53-66

    Avia, María Dolores (et al.)

  • Self-Identity and Gender Differences

    Pages 67-82

    González-Torres, Miguel Angel (et al.)

  • Improving Our Science in Psychosis Research with a Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis

    Pages 83-110

    Haarmans, Maria

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eBook 117,69 €
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Softcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychopathology in Women
Book Subtitle
Incorporating Gender Perspective into Descriptive Psychopathology
Editors
  • Margarita Sáenz-Herrero
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05870-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05870-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34418-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 741
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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