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Book Title: The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women|
The author of the book: Lauren Slater
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 642 KB
Edition: Beacon Press (MA)
Date of issue: January 1st 2003
ISBN 13: 9780807029244
Read full description of the books The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women:This complete guide provides a comprehensive overview of the psychological issues that concern women most. Arguing that women need to understand their mental health as more than a question of disorder or normality, it begins with the life cycle, helping women understand the major issues and biological changes associated with young adulthood, middle age, and old age. It also addresses the psychological importance of women's sexuality, relationships, motherhood and childlessness, trauma, and illness, and discusses how social contexts, such as poverty and racism, affect mental health.
Read information about the authorLauren Slater is a psychologist and writer. She is the author of numerous books, including Welcome To My Country, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Opening Skinner’s Box, and Blue Beyond Blue, a collection of short stories. Slater’s most recent book is The $60,000 Dog: My Life With Animals.
Slater has been the recipient of numerous awards, amongst them a 2004 National Endowments for the Arts Award, and multiple inclusions in Best American Volumes, and A Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at The Massachusetts Institute For Technology. Slater is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, and Elle Magazine, amongst others. She has been nominated several times for National Magazine Awards in both the Essay and the Profile category.
Slater was a practicing psychologist for 11 years before embarking on a full-time writing career. She served as the Clinical and then the Executive Director Of AfterCare Services, and under her watch the company grew from a small inner city office to a vibrant outpatient clinic servicing some of Boston’s most socio-economically stressed population.
After the birth of her daughter, Slater wrote her memoir Love Works Like This to chronicle the agonizing decisions she made relating to her psychiatric illness and her pregnancy. In a 2003 BBC Woman’s Hour radio interview, and a 2005 article in Child Magazine, Slater provides information on depression during pregnancy and the risks to the woman and her baby.
She lives and writes in Harvard, Massachusetts.
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