James Westphal, MD; Mary Jo Fitzgerald, MD
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Westphal J., Fitzgerald M.; Mood Disorders in Women. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-135-3-200108070-00024
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(3):228.
Steiner M, Yonkers K, Eriksson E, eds. 573 pages. Malden, MA: Martin Dunitz; 2000. $99.95. ISBN 1853175455. Order phone 800-215-1000.
Field of medicine: Women's health.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, and primary care.
Purpose: To present knowledge on mood disorders in women.
Content: The book reviews the epidemiology, biology, clinical presentation, and treatment of mood disorders in women from menarche through old age. It focuses on the interaction of mood and reproductive physiology, including premenstrual disorders, pregnancy, subfertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum disorders, breast feeding, and menopause.
Highlights: The three chapters on the behavioral effects of estrogens, progestins, and androgens in women are a clinically useful summary of a complex field. The chapter on grief can be applied to counseling of widows and women with pregnancy loss. The chapter on breast feeding is useful for patients who need psychotropic medication. Most chapters have summary or conclusion sections that make the information more accessible.
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