Gender and Psychopathology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120503506, 9781483260778

Gender and Psychopathology

1st Edition

Editors: Ihsan Al-Issa
eBook ISBN: 9781483260778
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 398
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Description

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

Preface

I Introduction

1 Gender and Psychopathology in Perspective

Concepts

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

References

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

References

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

Summary

References

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

References

5 Psychopathology and Sex Differences in the Aged

Epidemiological Studies

The Main Psychopathologies

Alcoholism

Suicide

Summary

References

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

References

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

Summary

References

8 Gender and Phobia

Definition

Characteristics of the Various Types of Phobias

Summary

References

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

References

10 Gender and Drug Use and Abuse

Gender and Extent of Use

Gender and Characteristics of Users and Abusers

Summary and Conclusion

References

11 Gender and Crime

The Epistemology of Female Criminality and Psychopathology

Criminal Women and Psychopathology

Other Approaches to Female Crime

References

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

References

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

References

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

References

15 Gender, Psychophysiological Disorders, and Mortality

Psychophysiological Disorders

Mortality

Conclusion

References

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

Conclusion

References

Author Index

Subject Index


Details

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

About the Editor

Ihsan Al-Issa