A Public Health Perspective of Women's Mental Health

  • Bruce Lubotsky Levin
  • Marion Ann Becker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Overview & Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marion Ann Becker, Bruce Lubotsky Levin, Ardis R. M. Hanson
      Pages 3-10
    3. Lynn A. Warner, Cynthia Bott
      Pages 11-35
    4. Mary Jane Alexander, Caitlin McMahon
      Pages 37-63
    5. Heather A. Kenna, Talayeh Ghezel, Natalie L. Rasgon
      Pages 65-80
    6. Mary Jo Larson, Sarah McGraw
      Pages 81-105
  3. Selected Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Heather A. Flynn
      Pages 109-120
    3. Rita DeBate, Heather Blunt, Marion Ann Becker
      Pages 121-141
    4. Tonita Wroolie, Megan Holcomb
      Pages 143-164
    5. Kristen L. Barry, Frederic C. Blow
      Pages 165-184
    6. Linda Rose Frank, Michael D. Knox, Annie M. Wagganer
      Pages 185-198
  4. Services Delivery & Emerging Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Elizabeth Levy Merrick, Sharon Reif
      Pages 201-227
    3. Gina Perez, Lisa Dixon, Deanna L. Kelly
      Pages 229-243
    4. Bonita M. Veysey
      Pages 245-260
    5. Alicia G. Dugan, Vicki J. Magley
      Pages 261-294
    6. Pamela L. Mulder, Robert Jackson, Sarah Jarvis
      Pages 313-333
    7. Jane K. Burke-Miller
      Pages 335-345
    8. Yuri Jang, David A. Chiriboga, Marion Ann Becker
      Pages 347-357
    9. Ardis R. M. Hanson, Bruce Lubotsky Levin
      Pages 373-390
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 391-406

About this book


A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health

Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker


As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs.

Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women, focusing on these major areas:

  • Epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women, and older women.
  • Selected disorders of particular concern to women, including depression and postpartum depression, eating disorders, menopause, chemical dependence, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons.
  • Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery.
  • Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness.
  • Women’s mental health services in an era of evidence-based medicine.
  • Improving women’s health in today’s technological climate.

A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.


Depression Prevention Public Health Stress behavioral health health psychology health services research managed care mental health care psychiatry women’s health

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Lubotsky Levin
    • 1
  • Marion Ann Becker
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida Mental Health InstituteUniversity of South FloridaTampaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. Mental Health Law & PolicyUniversity of South FloridaTampaU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1525-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1526-9
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