Women & Psychosis is an edited collection that examines the intersection of two marginalized identities, those of women and those deemed “psychotic”. Told from a multitude of perspectives, Women & Psychosis brings multidisciplinary thought to the subject, from psychiatrists and clinicians tofirst-person perspectives of the women themselves.
Marie Brown and Marilyn Charles have assembled a book that bridges different perspectives and disciplines to contextualize and complicate women’s experiences of psychosis through culture, the body, spirituality, and psychiatry. Reading Women and Psychosis itself becomes a polyphonic experience that changes how we understand what psychosis is, how it has been construed, and for women, with what consequences.
— Annie Rogers, Hampshire College
Not since Phyllis Chesler’s Women and Madness has there been a book that focuses on the important topic of psychosis in women. Kudos to Brown and Charles on this timely and welcomed collection of insightful essays, which I strongly recommend to all who are interested in learning more about the causes, manifestations, misunderstandings, and treatment of psychosis in women.
— Danielle Knafo, Long Island University – Post
About the Editors:
Marie Brown is clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Long Island University and co-founder of the Hearing Voices Network NYC.
Marilyn Charles is staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center and practicing psychoanalyst.
Jessica Arenella, Berta Britz, Nicola Byrne, Liane F. Carlson, Simone Ciufolini, Helen DeVinney, Gogo Ekhaya Esima, Mary V. Seeman