Public health perspectives on women’s mental health (USA)
A new book published by Springer explores women’s mental health from a range of public health perspectives. Clinicians, researchers, academics and advocates explore issues related to current challenges in mental health: effective treatment and prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy.
Major issues addressed in the book include the epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women and older women; selected disorders of particular concern to women; mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas and prisons; ethno-racial disparities and their impacts on service delivery; parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illnesses; women’s mental health in an era of evidence-based practice; and improving women’s health in the current technological climate.
More information about A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health, edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker, 2010, is available at www.springer.com.