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Throughout the world, rates of depression are greater among females than males, and this gender gap emerges during adolescence and persists throughout adulthood. Until recently, women's health has centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. Social and behavioral research on gender differences in health now employs multiple disciplinary frameworks and methodologies, and researchers seek to understand the higher rates of specific diseases and disorders in women and men. Symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, and research that focuses on biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for this gender gap should now be brought together to better inform efforts at treatment and prevention. Women and Depression is a handbook that serves to move toward a more integrative approach to women's depression in particular and mental health for all more generally.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521539289
ISBN-10: 0521539285
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 602
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Corey L. M. Keyes

Corey L. M. Keyes is a sociologist and social psychologist. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has been a member of faculty at Emory University, Atlanta since 1997, where he holds joint appointments in the Department of Sociology and in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education of the Rollins School of Public Health, and is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology. Dr Keyes is a leader in the new field of 'positive psychology' and has published a new model of 'complete health' along with initial measurements of optimal, complete health found in the US adult population. Sherryl H. Goodman is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Emory University, Atlanta, where she also has an appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research and teaching interests focus on the fields of developmental psychopathology of the family. Dr Goodman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of its Division of Clinical Psychology. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology.

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