This one-of-a-kind book presents evidence-based coverage of the assessment and treatment of the most common mental health disorders among women, particularly low-income women. For each disorder—depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma (including sexual abuse), generalized anxiety disorder, substance use disorder, and borderline personality disorder—the authors include assessment instruments and detailed case examples that illustrate the assessment and treatment recommendations.

Women and Depression

Women and depression

Latika is a black female who is 30 years of age with two children who are 6 and 8 years of age. Recently, she was admitted to a mental health unit due to alcohol intoxication. She reported that she became depressed after the birth of her first child 8 years ago and was treated successfully with antidepressant medicine. Latika reported that she has been experiencing insomnia and a decrease in appetite, and has lost approximately twenty pounds. She believes she “feels down” due mostly to the fact that her children were removed from the home and placed in foster care. Latika was charged with child endangerment because she drove one time while intoxicated with the children in the car. Although ...

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