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.

Income and Substance Use among Women

Income and substance use among women

At the request of school personnel, you visit Jane, age 29 years, the mother of 9-year-old John, the child who is the focus of the school intervention. John is having difficulties attending school and is disruptive in the classroom when he is present. The family lives in a small rural community where the neighbors know each other and about each other. When Jane opens the door she appears to be intoxicated; she slurs her speech and seems to be in a stupor. When she walks away from the door, her gait is unsteady. In addition to John, Jane has two daughters who are 5 and 3 years of age. All three children live with ...

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