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 Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Women and generalized anxiety disorder

Marilyn is a homeless woman who is 34 years old and currently living with her three children in a homeless shelter where she is receiving meals, counseling, and a safe environment. She reports having been sexually abused as a child, and she indicates that this was previously disclosed to a social worker when she was in school. At that time, she was referred to a mental health center, where she discussed the abuse extensively. She tends to worry about events and problems over which she has no control. It is difficult for her to concentrate on what other families in the shelter are working on in group therapy because she is preoccupied with where the staff ...

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