Understanding Depression: Feminist Social Constructionist Approaches (Women and Psychology) (Paperback)

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Understanding Depression: Feminist Social Constructionist Approaches (Women and Psychology) (Paperback)

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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.

Janet M. Stoppard is a Professor in Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She has worked as a clinical psychologist and has published widely in women, mental health and depression.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415165631
ISBN-10: 0415165636
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 11th, 1999
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Women and Psychology