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Women and Madness

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ISBN-10: 1403968977

ISBN-13: 9781403968975

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Phyllis Chesler

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Combining interviews with patients with an analysis of women's roles in history, society and myth, the author concludes that there is a terrible double standard when it comes to mental health. She addresses relevant issues to women and mental health, including eating disorders, addictions, sexuality, depression and more.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Phyllis Chesler, a founder and board member of the International Committee for Women of the Wall, has been fighting for Jewish women's religious and human rights for more than thirty years. She is a psychologist and the author of eleven books, including Women and Madness and Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. She cofounded the Association for Women in Psychology and the National Women s Health Network.

Acknowledgements
2005 Introduction
Madness
Demeter and Clytemnestra, Revisited
Why Madness?
Women in Asylums: Four Lives
Mothers and Daughters: A Mythological Commentary on the Lives
Heroines and Madness: Joan of Arc and the Virgin Mary
Asylums
The Mental Asylum
The Female Social Role and Psychiatric Symptoms: Depression, Frigidity, and Suicide Attempts
Schizophrenia in Three Studies
A Theoretical Proposal
The Clinicians
How Many Clinicians Are There in America?
Contemporary Clinical Ideology
Traditional Clinical Ideology
The Institutional Nature of Private Therapy
The Female Career as a Psychiatric Patient
The Interviews
Women
Sex Between Patient and Therapist
Psychiatrically Institutionalized Women
Lesbians
The Interviews
Third World Women
The Interviews
Feminists
The Interviews
Female Psychology: Past, Present, and Future
Female Psychology in Our Culture: Women Alone
Female Psychology in Our Culture: Women in Groups
Amazon Societies: Visions and Possibilities
The Problem of Survival: Power and Violence
Some Psychological Prescriptions for the Future