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Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health : Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser. - Robin M. Mathy

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health

Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser.

By: Robin M. Mathy (Editor), Shelly K Kerr (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 2003
ISBN: 9780789026811
Number Of Pages: 252

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Examine the psychosocial factors that affect lesbian and bisexual women's mental healthThis essential guide presents up-to-date, evidence-based information that can be implemented to improve mental health services for lesbian and bisexual women in a variety of settings. It examines the systemic factors that play a role in their psychological and emotional well-being, and presents new research on protective factors that play an important role when lesbian/bisexual women face depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health reviews the past literature on mental health and sexual orientation--citing biased and inadequate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment approaches currently in use in the care of lesbian and bisexual women. This essential guide for clinicians and researchers presents new empirical research on lesbian/bisexual women's mental health. It explores specific challenges that face various lesbian and bisexual female populations, with research on: dysthymia depression and anxiety--including a chapter on depressive distress among African-American women the way that community size and religiosity impact lesbian/bisexual women's psychosexual development the relationship between shame and a client's attachment style the mental health implications of same-sex marriage mental health in Taiwan's T-Po lesbian community--with a focus on community members' sexual orientation, gender roles, and gender identity the interconnectedness of sexual fantasies, psychological adjustment, and close relationship functioning in lesbian/bisexual women body image and eating issuesAs the diversity of this population becomes progressively more evident, so does the necessity for deeper exploration of the mental health problems facing lesbians and bisexuals. Whether you are a student, an educator, or an experienced clinician, Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Mental Health is an essential resource for relevant and meaningful information that focuses much-needed attention on the mental health of lesbian and bisexual women.

Foreword : lesbian and bisexual women's mental health
Introduction : the human ecology of lesbian and bisexual women's mental healthp. 1
Counselor trainees' assessment and diagnosis of lesbian clients with dysthymic disorderp. 11
Depressive distress and prevalence of common problems among homosexually active African American women in the United Statesp. 27
The impact of community size on lesbian and bisexual women's psychosexual development : child maltreatment, suicide attempts, and self-disclosurep. 47
The impact of religiosity on lesbian and bisexual women's psychosexual development : child maltreatment, suicide attempts, and self-disclosurep. 73
Lesbians in psychotherapy : relationship of shame and attachment stylep. 101
Mental health implications of same-sex marriage : influences of sexual orientation and relationship status in Canada and the United Statesp. 117
A review of lesbian depression and anxietyp. 143
The effects of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender role on the mental health of women in Taiwan's T-Po lesbian communityp. 163
Lesbian and bisexual women's sexual fantasies, psychological adjustment, and close relationship functioningp. 185
Lesbian body image and eating issuesp. 205
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ISBN: 9780789026811
ISBN-10: 0789026813
Series: Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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