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.

Borderline Personality Disorder and Women: Comorbidity with Mood, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders

Borderline personality disorder and women: Comorbidity with mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders

Jean is a 29-year-old Caucasian female who came in for a scheduled intake appointment following hospitalization for her second suicide attempt (an attempted overdose of prescription medication). During the interview, she was well-dressed, though her personal hygiene fell below standards, with her hair uncombed and dirt on her face and hands. Jean stated that she has felt suicidal since she turned 18. Jean explained that she wants to stay in bed most of the day and night, and when she is not in bed, she is often involved in intense relationships with friends and relatives. She explained that she often ...

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