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Understanding Depression : Feminist Social Constructionist Approaches - Janet M. Stoppard

Understanding Depression

Feminist Social Constructionist Approaches

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Published: 11th November 1999
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Women are particularly vulnerable to depression. Understanding Depression provides an in-depth critical examination of mainstream approaches to understanding and treating depression from a feminist perspective. Janet Stoppard argues that current approaches give only partial accounts of womens' experiences of depression and concludes that a better understanding will only be achieved when womens' experiences and lived realities are considered in relation to the material and social conditions in which their everyday lives are embedded. The impact of this change in approach for modes of treatment are discussed and solutions are suggested.
Understanding Depression offers new insights into the problem and its treatment. It will prove useful to those with an interest in depression and gender as well as mental health practitioners.

"This is an excellent book that will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including women who wish to know more about depression because of their own experiences with it, undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines, feminist therapist and scholars interested in depression, and psychologist who want a thorough and critical overview of the literature on women and depression." - Meridith Kimball, Simon Fraser University, "Canadian Psychology

Introduction
Depression: a gendered problem
What is depression? Definitional debates
Explaining Depression in women: mainstream frameworks
Looking for sources of depression within person environment interactions: diathesis-stress models
Depression and women's psychology: susceptibility or specifity?
Social Models of depression: sources of adversity and stress in women's lives
Women's bodies, women's lives and depression: exploring material-discursive approaches
Embodied lives: understanding depression in women in context
Depression in adolescence: negotiating identities in a girl-poisoning culture
Women's lives and depression: marriage and motherhood
Women and agining: depression in midlife and old age
Implications for theory and practise: feminist socil constructionist approaches
Women overcoming depression: coping, treatment and politics
Why new perspectives are needed for understanding depression in women
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ISBN: 9780415165631
ISBN-10: 0415165636
Series: Women and Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 11th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.62  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1