Mood Disorders in Women

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Mood Disorders in Women, edited by Drs. Steiner, Yonkers, and Eriksson, is an outstanding overview of psychiatric disorders as they specifically affect women. The information contained in this text covers a full spectrum of issues faced by clinicians who wish to be adequately informed about how unique gender issues may influence the effective medical management of a multitude of psychiatric conditions. Among the important topics covered are the epidemiology of mood disorders in women, the functional neurochemistry of mood disorders, female sex steroids, the brain and behavior, menarche and mood disorders in adolescence, premenstrual dysphoria and related conditions, postpartum psychiatric disorders, the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding, anxiety and depression in subfertility, and the perimenopause.

J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(4):373