There is an increasing focus on medical studies related to differences between men and women, and women’s mental health stands out as one of the most important fields where sex-based differences are being investigated. Overall, studies show an existence of important sex-specific differences in several aspects of psychiatric disorders such as etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation and therapeutics. In this book, recognized experts present the current state of knowledge on this topic, providing a reliable, accurate and comprehensive clinical guide to women’s mental health.
The book will steer clear of an in-depth discussion of genetics and sex-based differences to focus quickly and narrowly on how best to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders in women, thereby offering a targeted and practical guide for clinicians. It is intended to serve a broad audience — including psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, social workers and other medical and mental health providers with an interest in women’s mental health.
Women’s Mental Health: A Clinical and Evidence-Based Guide will be fully evidence-based and will present chapters authored by distinguished leaders with extensive experience and clinical wisdom in this area. It offers psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, social workers and other medical and mental health providers a valuable source of information to enhance their clinical practice.
About the Author
Joel Rennó Jr., MD, PhD
MD from the University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil (1994). Medical residency (1997) and doctorate (2002) from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo. Since 2013 Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo Medical School. Director of Program on Women’s Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry Clinics Hospital University of São Paulo since 2000. Coordinator of the Commission of Studies and Research on Women’s Mental Health, Brazilian Association of Psychiatry.
Gislene C Valadares, MD, MSc
Psychiatrist and master’s in Pharmacology and Molecular Biochemistry from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. President of the Brazilian Association for Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Offense. Member of the Women’s Mental Health Section at the World Psychiatric Association, of the International Association for Women’s Mental Health and of the Women’s Mental Health Research and Study Group at the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry.
Amaury Cantilino, MD, PhD
MD (1999), master’s (2003) and PhD in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2009) from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. Currently he is a researcher at the UFPE’s Women’s Mental Health Program and a supervisor of the Psychiatry Residents at the UFPE Clinical Hospital. His focus areas include women’s mental health, postpartum depression, screening scales, and psychopharmacology during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Jeronimo Mendes-Ribeiro, MD
MD from the Universidade Catolica de Pelotas Medical School (Brazil). Specialist qualification in Psychiatry from the Brazilian Psychiatry Association. Clinical Research Fellow for Women’s Mental Health at McMaster University (Canada).
Renan Rocha, MD, MHS
Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is currently a researcher and psychiatrist at the Laboratory of Epidemiology, University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNESC). He has been a member of the Commission of Studies and Research on Women’s Mental Health, Brazilian Association of Psychiatry, since 2012. His current research interests concern issues on evidence-based telepsychiatry.
Antônio Geraldo da Silva, MD
Dr. Antônio Geraldo da Silva holds a specialist qualification in Psychiatry from the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Brasilia. Current president of the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry.