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Women's Mental Health: A Comprehensive Textbook

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:285
  1. Helen Pattison
  1. University of Birmingham

    Eds Susan G Kornstein, Anita H Clayton

    The Guilford Press, £49.95, pp 638

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    ISBN 1 57230 699 8

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    Why is it necessary to have a book on women's mental health? Simply, because there are sex differences and gender differences between men and women's health, which mean that women's illness is researched, diagnosed, and treated differently from men's. Sometimes this is justifiable on clinical grounds—for example, gender roles have an impact on the presentation of schizophrenia; sometimes it is not—for …

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