Gender and Psychopathology

Gender and Psychopathology

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Editor: Ihsan Al-Issa
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260778

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Gender and Psychopathology is a comprehensive review of the connection between gender and psychopathology. The text is divided into five parts. Part I covers the introduction to the central themes discussed such as the connection between gender and patterns of psychopathology, personality disorders, concepts of mental health, and models related to gender. Part II deals with the developmental perspective of gender and psychopathology and includes topics such as the relationship between gender and the psychopathology of both the adult and child. Part III talks about topics related to gender and major psychopathology such as gender and depression, schizophrenia, and phobia. Part IV covers personality disorders in relation to gender, which includes drinking and alcohol abuse, drug use and abuse, and crime. Part V discusses gender and mind-body problems such as sexual problems and psychophysiological disorders. The book is recommended for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students who are taking up women's studies, abnormal psychology, or counseling.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    I Introduction

    1 Gender and Psychopathology in Perspective


    Gender and Mental Health

    Gender and Patterns of Psychopathology

    Gender and Psychopathology during the Life Cycle

    Gender and Major Psychopathology

    Gender and Personality Disorders

    Gender, Psyche, and Soma: A Case for Interaction

    Summary and Conclusion


    2 Gender as a Model for Mental Health

    Gender and Concepts of Mental Health

    The Traditional Model

    The Androgyny Model

    The Masculinity Model

    Limitations of Our Knowledge Base

    Limitations of Mental Health Models


    II Developmental Perspective

    3 Gender and Child Psychopathology

    Sex Differences in Child Psychopathology

    Explaining Sex Differences in Child Psychopathology

    Multivariate Approach to Sex Differences in Child Psychopathology

    Sex Differences in Fear and Anxiety

    Developmental Disorders and Learning Disabilities

    Explaining Sex Differences in Learning Disabilities

    Family Relations and Child Psychopathology



    4 Gender and Adult Psychopathology

    Sex Differences in the Rates of Mental Illness

    Marital Status and Mental Illness

    Explaining Sex Differences in Mental Illness

    Summary and Conclusion


    5 Psychopathology and Sex Differences in the Aged

    Epidemiological Studies

    The Main Psychopathologies





    III Gender and Major Psychopathology

    6 Gender and Depression

    Sex Differences in Diagnosed Treated Cases

    Sex Differences in Community Surveys of Depression

    Sex Differences in Illness Behavior Factors Affecting Depression

    Theories of the Etiology of Sex Differences in Depression


    7 Gender and Schizophrenia

    Sex Differences in the Rates of Schizophrenia

    Marital Status and Schizophrenia

    Gender Role and Schizophrenic Symptoms

    Sex Differences in Premorbid Adjustment and Prognosis

    Sex Differences in the Etiology of Schizophrenia



    8 Gender and Phobia


    Characteristics of the Various Types of Phobias



    IV Gender and Personality Disorders

    9 Gender, Drinking, and Alcohol Abuse

    Gender Differences in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use and Abuse, over Time and Population Subgroups

    Gender Differences in the Antecedents of Problem Drinking

    Gender Differences in Drinking Patterns and Contexts

    Gender Differences in the Consequences of Drinking and Alcohol Abuse

    Gender Differences in Treatment and Outcome

    The Future


    10 Gender and Drug Use and Abuse

    Gender and Extent of Use

    Gender and Characteristics of Users and Abusers

    Summary and Conclusion


    11 Gender and Crime

    The Epistemology of Female Criminality and Psychopathology

    Criminal Women and Psychopathology

    Other Approaches to Female Crime


    V Gender and Mind-Body Problems

    12 Gender, Genes, and Psychopathology

    When Society Changes Sex Roles

    Sexual Behavior, Personality, and Genetics

    The Argument from Universality

    The Avoidance of Psychopathology


    13 Gender, Hormones, and Psychopathology

    Hormones and Animal Behavior

    Hormones and Human Behavior

    Sex Hormone Abnormalities

    Hormones and Sexual Behavior: Human Research

    Female Hormones and Psychiatric Disturbance

    Male Versus Female Hormonal Cyclicity

    Summary and Conclusion


    14 Gender and Sexual Functioning

    Physiological Patterns of Sexual Response

    Psychological Patterns and Sexual Function

    Sociocultural Influences

    Sexual Dysfunctions and Gender

    Special Medical Issues

    Conclusion and Comments


    15 Gender, Psychophysiological Disorders, and Mortality

    Psychophysiological Disorders




    16 Gender and Obesity

    Incidence of Obesity

    Social-Psychological Context

    Factors in the Etiology and Maintenance of Obesity in Women

    Psychological Correlates of Obesity

    Stress of Dieting

    Treatment Considerations



    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260778

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