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October 24/31, 2001

Women's HealthPsychological Aspects of Women's Health Care: The Interface Between Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Nada L. Stotland and Donna E. Stewart, 2nd ed, 654 pp, paper, $85, ISBN 0-88048-831-X, Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 2001.

JAMA. 2001;286(16):2027-2028. doi:10.1001/jama.286.16.2027

If you want to know about the psychological aspects of women's health, this book is the right place to start. After 8 years, we need a new edition of this classic resource.

Most of the chapters and authors are the same as in the original. Two new chapters are on psychopharmacology of women and psychological aspects of lesbian health care, and there are six new authors. In general, the book is amazingly readable considering the amount of information. It is written from the perspective of a practitioner, reviewing the literature in a clinical context and giving balanced treatment to controversial issues. Particularly outstanding are the chapters on violence, substance abuse, minorities, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and the relationship between psychiatry and obstetrics-gynecology.

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