The madness of women: myth and experience

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Jane Ussher
Publisher: 
Routledge
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

A book that explores a number of important, though often unasked questions: Why are women more likely to be diagnosed as mad than men? If madness is a gendered label, as many feminist critics would argue, how can we better understand and explain women's prolonged misery and distress? Can we prevent or treat this distress in a way that doesn't pathologize women? Presents a critical multifactorial analysis of women's madness that both addresses the notion that madness is a myth, and acknowledges the reality and causes of women's distress.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
Paperback: 978-0-415-33928-5
Hardback: 978-0-415-33927-8
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references, 328 pages, paperback: $34.95, hardback: $80.00