Women's Mental Health Across the Lifespan examines women's mental health from a developmental perspective, looking at key stressors and strengths from adolescence to old age. Chapters focus in detail on specific stressors and challenges that can impact women's mental health, such as trauma, addictions, and mood and anxiety disorders. This book also examines racial and ethnic disparities in women's physical and mental health, mental health of sexual minorities and women with disabilities, and women in the military, and includes valuable suggestions for putting knowledge into practice.
About the Author:
Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA, is a health psychologist, board certified lactation consultant, and fellow of the American Psychological Association in both health and trauma psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett focuses on women's health with an emphasis on health effects of violence and abuse, trauma and PTSD, maternal depression, and breastfeeding. She is editor in chief of Praeclarus Press and of two peer-reviewed journals: Psychological Trauma and Clinical Lactation.
Lesia M. Ruglass, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the City College of New York, where she also directs the OASAS-certified Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program. She is currently member at large and co-chair of the diversity and multicultural committee of the American Psychological Association's Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Ruglass also maintains a private practice in New York City.