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TitleThe Woman Patient [electronic resource] : Aggression, Adaptations, and Psychotherapy / edited by Malkah T. Notman, Carol C. Nadelson
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1982
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4094-2
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SUMMARY

This volume continues some of the issues raised in Volume 2 and foยญ cuses more closely on therapeutic intervention. The theoretical discusยญ sion of aggression provides a background for the presentation of patยญ terns of aggression and violence affecting women, as well as possible connections between physical and emotional symptoms and indirect expressions of aggression. The section on aggression against and by women is an extension of some of the content of The Woman Patient, Volume 1 (e. g. , the chapter on rape). Theoretical and clinical views that are not often linked in this fashion are included here because we are interested in understanding the development of a self-concept that incorporates the constructive aspects of "aggression" as well as an unยญ derstanding of violence. In this context, loss, abandonment, delinยญ quency, and child and adolescent suicide are also extensions of these issues. The chapters that follow address aspects of symptom formation and concepts of illness. There is, as yet, no definitive explanation for why women experience certain illness patterns more or less than men. Current considerations have been reviewed, but these do not answer. They are a beginning on which we must build. It is apparent that any discussion of these subjects better elucidates the complexity if it inยญ cludes an intermingling of general problems with concrete symptoms. Those specific problems that are usually thought of as psychological such as depression, and behaviors (such as substance abuse) provide a focus for understanding wider issues


CONTENT

Aspects of Aggression and Violence -- 1 โ{128}ข Social Change and Psychotherapeutic Implications -- 2 โ{128}ข Aggression in Women: Conceptual Issues and Clinical Implications -- 3 โ{128}ข Women and Violence -- 4 โ{128}ข Wife Abuse: Culture as Destiny -- 5 โ{128}ข Incest -- 6 โ{128}ข The Adolescent Girl in a Group Home -- 7 โ{128}ข Juvenile Delinquency in Girls -- 8 โ{128}ข Childhood and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior, with an Emphasis on Girls -- Symptom Formation and Illustrative Symptoms -- 9 โ{128}ข The Organic-Functional Controversy -- 10 โ{128}ข The Painful Woman: Complaints, Symptoms, and Illness -- 11 โ{128}ข Emotional Reactions to Miscarriage -- 12 โ{128}ข Depression in Women: Epidemiology, Explanations, and Impact on the Family -- 13 โ{128}ข The Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome: An Unheeded Neuromuscular Disorder -- 14 โ{128}ข Women and Alcohol Abuse -- Therapy -- 15 โ{128}ข The Therapeutic Alliance in Psychoanalytic -- 16 โ{128}ข Research on Gender and Psychotherapy -- 17 โ{128}ข Special Issues for Women in Psychotherapy -- 18 โ{128}ข Conflict and Psychological Development: Women in the Family


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