A Nurse's Guide to Women's Mental Health
Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN
Springer Publishing Company
346 plus index
Expiration Date: 12/31/2019
This program is pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).
CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category B.
The original course expiration date was 12/31/2016; content was reviewed and expiration date extended to 12/31/2019.
This is a quick-access clinical guide to the range of mental health issues and diagnoses that commonly affect women across the life span. It focuses on the unique biopsychosocial factors that make women especially vulnerable to psychological disorders and emphasizes key stressors specific to women that are precursors to mental illness.
In addition to discussing mental health issues specific to women, the guide covers unique populations such as disabled women, lesbian and transgendered women, female veterans, women with forensic health concerns, and women who have been the object of violence. Chapters also address childbearing issues, including menstruation-related problems, infertility and its psychological implications, and antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum psychological disorders. Developmental milestones, the impact of culture on mental illness, and global health issues are covered as well.
Section I: Introduction to Women's Mental Health
- Statistics on Mental Health of Women
- Stressors Affecting Women
- Role of Culture in Mental Illness
- Violence Against Women
Section II: Special Populations in Women's Mental Health
- Childhood and Adolescence
- Mental Health for the Aging Woman
- Physical Disabilities and Mental Health
- Lesbian and Transgender Women
- Female Veterans
- Women and Forensic Mental Health Issues
Section III: Childbearing and Women's Health Issues
- Menstrual-Related Issues
- Infertility and Psychological Implications
- Antepartum and Intrapartum Psychological Issues
- Postpartum Mood Disorders and Lactation Issues
Section IV: Psychiatric Issues Common to Women
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Personality and Dissociative disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Sleep Disorders
- Substance Abuse Disorders