The Psychology of Women's Health: Progress and Challenges in Research and Application

Pages: 651
Item #: 4317530
ISBN: 978-1-55798-296-4
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Publication Date: July 1995
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.
Overview

This edited volume examines the most pressing health concerns of women from a psychosocial perspective and points the way toward the next decade of research in this long-neglected area. The contributors describe both the limitations of traditional conceptualizations of women's health and promising new research and applications in the following areas:

  • coronary heart disease
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • AIDS
  • menarche, menstruation, and menopause
  • reproductive health
  • smoking
  • exercise behavior
  • alcohol use and abuse
  • eating disorders
  • behavior
  • older women's health
  • and policy formation
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