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Gender and mental health

Author: Prior,-Pauline-M.
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Date 1/1/99
Type Book
Journal Title: New York, NY, US: New York University Press. (1999). x, 198 pp
Subject Matter Gender Issues
Abstract (from the cover) Provides an introduction to the ways in which gender affects mental health experiences and mental health service use. The volume includes a policy perspective and an overview--including a look at crime, the law, and service structures--of society s responses to mental disorders. The author examines the individual experiences of mental disorders for both men and women and explores a range of mental health policy issues including concepts of normality, trends in mental health care legislation and service delivery, the differing impacts of national mental health policies on women and on men, and changing views of disorders linked with sexual identity and orientation. Based on information from both the US and Europe, this volume will be useful to a broad range of scholars and professionals in psychology, sociology, social policy, gender studies, social work, medicine, and law. ((c) 2000 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)