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Women and Depression
A Handbook for the Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Sciences

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Corey L. M. Keyes, Sherryl Goodman, Kay Wilhelm, Ronald Kessler, Ania Korszun, Margaret Altemus, Elizabeth Young, Wendy Somerset, D. Jeffrey Newport, Kim Ragan, Zachary N. Stowe, Laura M. DeRose, A. Jordan Wright, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Brenda Penninx, Joan Girgus, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, Kristen G. Anderson, Laura Cousino Klein, Elizabeth J. Corwin, Rachel M. Ceballos, Mark A. Whisman, Lauren M. Weinstock, Natalie Tolejko, Erin Tully, Jeanne Marecek, Mary Clare Lennon, Pamela Braboy-Jackson, David Williams, Kristin M. Penza, Christine Heim, Charles Nemeroff, Claire E. Sterk, Katherine P. Theall, Kirk W. Elifson, Shekhar Saxena, Pratap Sharan, Tamar Mendelson, Ricardo F. Munoz, Jean Hamilton, Nancy F. Russo
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  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521539289

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  • Throughout the world, rates of depression are greater among females than males, and this gender gap emerges during adolescence and persists throughout adulthood. Until recently, women's health has centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. Social and behavioral research on gender differences in health now employs multiple disciplinary frameworks and methodologies, and researchers seek to understand the higher rates of specific diseases and disorders in women and men. Symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, and research that focuses on biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for this gender gap should now be brought together to better inform efforts at treatment and prevention. Women and Depression is a handbook that serves to move toward a more integrative approach to women's depression in particular and mental health for all more generally.

    • This handbook will be multidisciplinary, including sociology, public health, psychology and psychiatry
    • It provides a comprehensive viewpoint on the primary question, Why are rates of depression higher in women than in men?
    • Most volumes on gender and mental illness are outdated which makes this book give a fresh outlook on gender and depression
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    'It integrates information from a multidisciplinary perspective, including psychiatry, psychology, sociology, public health and public policy … this volume stands out as one that meets the high standard set in the field. The editors have done a masterful job of assembling an excellent group of authors, knowledgeable about the major issues related to the impact of depression on women.' Journal of Psychological Medicine

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    • Date Published: March 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521539289
    • length: 602 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 12 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Nosology, Measurement, and the Epidemiology of Women and Depression:
    1. Depression: from nosology to global burden Kay Wilhelm
    2. Epidemiology of depression in women Ronald Kessler
    Part II. Biological, Developmental, and Aging Models of Risk:
    3. The biology underpinnings of depression Ania Korszun, Margaret Altemus, and Elizabeth Young
    4. Depressive disorders in women: from Menarche to beyond the menopause Wendy Somerset, D. Jeffrey Newport, Kim Ragan and Zachary N. Stowe
    5. Does puberty account for the gender differential in depression? Laura M. DeRose, A. Jordan Wright and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
    6. Women's aging and depression Brenda Penninx
    Part III. Cognitive, Emotional, and Interpersonal Models of Risk:
    7. Cognition and depression Joan Girgus and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
    8. Personality and depression in women Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt and Kristen G. Anderson
    9. 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
    10. Marriage and depression Mark A. Whisman, Lauren M. Weinstock, and Natalie Tolejko
    11. 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:
    12. Social suffering, gender, and women's depression Jeanne Marecek
    13. Women, work, and depression: conceptual and policy issues Mary Clare Lennon
    14. Culture, race/ethnicity, and depression Pamela Braboy-Jackson and David Williams
    15. Trauma and depression Kristin M. Penza, Christine Heim, and Charles Nemeroff
    16. 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:
    17. Services and treatment for depression: international perspectives and implications for a gender-sensitive approach Shekhar Saxena and Pratap Sharan
    18. Prevention of depression in women Tamar Mendelson and Ricardo F. Munoz
    19. Women and depression: research, theory, and social policies Jean Hamilton and Nancy F. Russo.

  • Editors

    Corey L. M. Keyes, Emory University, Atlanta
    Corey L. M. Keyes is a sociologist and social psychologist. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has been a member of faculty at Emory University, Atlanta since 1997, where he holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology and in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education of the Rollins School of Public Health, and is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology. Dr Keyes is a leader in the new field of 'positive psychology' and has published a new model of 'complete health' along with initial measurements of optimal, complete health found in the US adult population.

    Sherryl H. Goodman, Emory University, Atlanta
    Sherryl H. Goodman is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Emory University, Atlanta, where she also has an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research and teaching interests focus on the fields of developmental psychopathology of the family. Dr Goodman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of its Division of Clinical Psychology. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology.

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    Corey L. M. Keyes, Sherryl Goodman, Kay Wilhelm, Ronald Kessler, Ania Korszun, Margaret Altemus, Elizabeth Young, Wendy Somerset, D. Jeffrey Newport, Kim Ragan, Zachary N. Stowe, Laura M. DeRose, A. Jordan Wright, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Brenda Penninx, Joan Girgus, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, Kristen G. Anderson, Laura Cousino Klein, Elizabeth J. Corwin, Rachel M. Ceballos, Mark A. Whisman, Lauren M. Weinstock, Natalie Tolejko, Erin Tully, Jeanne Marecek, Mary Clare Lennon, Pamela Braboy-Jackson, David Williams, Kristin M. Penza, Christine Heim, Charles Nemeroff, Claire E. Sterk, Katherine P. Theall, Kirk W. Elifson, Shekhar Saxena, Pratap Sharan, Tamar Mendelson, Ricardo F. Munoz, Jean Hamilton, Nancy F. Russo

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