Daughters Of Madness

Autor: Susan Nathiel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990428
File Size: 20,95 MB
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Including interviews with women from a variety of backgrounds who grew up with mentally ill mothers, this book explains how the experience can thwart a daughter's needed developmental milestones, and includes steps that such daughters or the ones who love them can take to heal that damage and protect their own mental health.

My Mother S Keeper

Autor: Tara E. Holley
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780380723027
File Size: 32,95 MB
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Separated from her mother at an early age, Tara Elgin Holley became her mother's legal guardian at age 16 and set about trying to rescue the blonde fairy princess she remembered from the shambling street person her mother had become. An inspiring story of one woman's struggle to struggle through the pain to reach a better understanding of her mother, herself and a devastating mental illness.

Growing Up With A Schizophrenic Mother

Autor: Margaret J. Brown
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786480302
File Size: 45,11 MB
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An estimated two to three million people in the United States today were raised by a schizophrenic parent. Brown and Roberts offer a unique book based on interviews with over forty adult children of mothers diagnosed as schizophrenic. Such topics as the isolation their family felt, their chaotic home environments, their present relationships with their mothers, and the lost potential of mother and child are covered. Their stories are fascinating and provide important information to both the mental health community and the lay public. The offspring have been described as having higher rates of "increased aggressivity" and "sibling conflict," but often their circumstances strengthened these children and contributed to artistic and creative talents, resiliency, and high achievements. The authors provide an overview of schizophrenia, behaviors of the affected parent, and the marital relationship of the patient and her non-schizophrenic spouse. As adults, the respondents now share their grievances about the psychological community--what they needed and did not get. Brown and Roberts then present suggestions for treatment of affected children aimed at psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and health care providers.

My Parent S Keeper

Autor: Eva Marian Brown
Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc
File Size: 38,53 MB
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This is a comforting, supportive guide to creating safety and confidence in one's adult life--warmly and affirmingly written by a therapist who has devoted her life to helping others who had a childhood as chaotic as her own.

Mad House

Autor: Clea Simon
Publisher: Doubleday Books
File Size: 57,60 MB
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A woman with two schizophrenic siblings combines her story with the stories of other people who have grown up with mentally ill siblings and discusses such topics as guilt, fear, and caring for a sibling. National ad/promo. Tour.

Psychology Of Women

Autor: Florence Denmark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275991623
File Size: 55,92 MB
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This updated and revised edition of the award-winning 1993 handbook includes historical developments, courses and international aspects, as well as chapters addressing specific topics such as leadership, career, friendship, romance, the menstrual cycle effects, health, mental health, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and rape.

Psychological Health Of Women Of Color Intersections Challenges And Opportunities

Autor: Lillian Comas-Diaz Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313392412
File Size: 62,50 MB
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This work serves to celebrate the strengths of women of color, identify unique opportunities, and examine the specific challenges and issues of this group. • Identifies and examines strengths and opportunities, challenges, developmental issues, and identity intersections for women of color

The Wrong Prescription For Women How Medicine And Media Create A Need For Treatments Drugs And Surgery

Autor: Maureen C. McHugh
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831777
File Size: 43,54 MB
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This groundbreaking book challenges the medicalized approach to women's experiences including menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause and suggests that there are better ways for women to cope with real issues they may face. • Addresses popular topics including the "thin ideal," the health realities of weight, cosmetic surgery, birth as a medical emergency, sexual desire and menopause, depression, and mourning • Critiques the "science" and marketing that sees all women's complaints as symptoms, diseases, and dysfunctions requiring medical treatment • Explains how psychological and social factors affect women's health and argues for a more well-founded approach such as using talk therapy first • Explains why events like menopause, sexual desire, body dissatisfaction, and grief are examples of issues often not best treated with drugs, but with psychotherapy for permanent resolution • Will appeal to all adult women who might, or do, question current medical approaches and media promises

The Praeger Handbook On Women S Cancers Personal And Psychosocial Insights

Autor: Michele A. Paludi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440828148
File Size: 69,10 MB
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Written by experts in psycho-oncology, this book synthesizes the findings of the latest research on women's cancers to empower women to make informed choices about treatment options. • Presents up-to-date research on women's cancers and current information about diagnoses and treatment options • Considers women's cancers from a family systems perspective that recognizes the impact of women's cancers on loved ones and offers strategies for these related challenges, such as how to address the topic of cancer with children • Provides readers with information on how to prevent and deal with cancer discrimination in the workplace as well as guidance for employers • Includes an appendix with information about organizations focused on women's cancers and healing

Single Mother In Charge

Autor: Sandy Chalkoun
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031338052X
File Size: 15,76 MB
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This must-have guide uses the latest research on the science of happiness to show single mothers how to transform feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, and low self-esteem into feelings of power and freedom. * Lessons for personal transformation * 22 "happiness strategies"