This handbook proposes a more integrative approach to women's depression, in particular, and mental health, for all more generally. Until recently, women's health issues have centered on the topic of reproductive health, because research focused almost exclusively on biological and anatomical differences distinguishing men and women. However, since it has been established that symptoms of depression and the diagnosis of depression are more prevalent in women, this work now focuses on updating the biological, psychological, and sociopolitical explanations for the gender gap to better address efforts at treatment and prevention. --- from the publisher
Part I. Nosology, Measurement, and the Epidemiology of Women and Depression: 1. Depression: from nosology to global burden Kay Wilhelm; 2. Epidemiology of depression in women Ronald Kessler; Part II. Biological, Developmental, and Aging Models of Risk: 3. The biology underpinnings of depression Ania Korszun, Margaret Altemus, and Elizabeth Young; 4. Depressive disorders in women: from Menarche to beyond the menopause Wendy Somerset, D. Jeffrey Newport, Kim Ragan and Zachary N. Stowe; 5. Does puberty account for the gender differential in depression? Laura M. DeRose, A. Jordan Wright and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn; 6. Women’s aging and depression Brenda Penninx; Part III. Cognitive, Emotional, and Interpersonal Models of Risk: 7. Cognition and depression Joan Girgus and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema; 8. Personality and depression in women Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt and Kristen G. Anderson; 9. The social costs of stress: how sex differences in stress responses can lead to social stress vulnerability and depression in women Laura Cousino Klein, Elizabeth J. Corwin, and Rachel M. Ceballos; 10. Marriage and depression Mark A. Whisman, Lauren M. Weinstock, and Natalie Tolejko; 11. Depression in women who are mothers: an integrative model of risk for the development of psychopathology in their sons and daughters Sherryl H. Goodman and Erin Tully; Part IV. Social, Political, and Economic Models of Risk: 12. Social suffering, gender, and women’s depression Jeanne Marecek; 13. Women, work, and depression: conceptual and policy issues Mary Clare Lennon; 14. Culture, race/ethnicity, and depression Pamela Braboy-Jackson and David Williams; 15. Trauma and depression Kristin M. Penza, Christine Heim, and Charles Nemeroff; 16. Public health approach to depression and women: the case of the disadvantaged inner-city woman Claire E. Sterk, Katherine P. Theall and Kirk W. Elifson; Part V. Systems and Processes of Treatment, Prevention, and Policy: 17. Services and treatment for depression: international perspectives and implications for a gender-sensitive approach Shekhar Saxena and Pratap Sharan; 18. Prevention of depression in women Tamar Mendelson and Ricardo F. Munoz; 19. Women and depression: research, theory, and social policies Jean Hamilton and Nancy F. Russo.
Corey L. M. Keyes, Sherryl Goodman, Kay Wilhelm, Ronald Kessler, Ania Korszun, Margaret Altemus, Elizabeth Young, Wendy Somerset, D. Jeffrey Newport, Kim Ragan, Zachary N. Stowe, Laura M. DeRose, A. Jordan Wright, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Brenda Penninx, Joan Girgus, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Thomas A. Widiger, Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt, Kristen G. Anderson, Laura Cousino Klein, Elizabeth J. Corwin, Rachel M. Ceballos, Mark A. Whisman, Lauren M. Weinstock, Natalie Tolejko, Erin Tully, Jeanne Marecek, Mary Clare Lennon, Pamela Braboy-Jackson, David Williams, Kristin M. Penza, Christine Heim, Charles Nemeroff, Claire E. Sterk, Katherine P. Theall, Kirk W. Elifson, Shekhar Saxena, Pratap Sharan, Tamar Mendelson, Ricardo F. Munoz, Jean Hamilton, Nancy F. Russo