Women and Madness
Chicago Review Press, 4 set 2018 - 432 pagine
Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly fifty years since its first publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this landmark book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. Now back in print, this completely revised and updated edition adds perspectives on eating disorders, postpartum depression, biological psychology, important feminist political findings, female genital mutilation, and more.
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... overly tranquilized, sexually seduced while in treatment, hospitalized against their wills, given shock therapy, lobotomized, and above all, unnecessarily described as too aggressive, promiscuous, depressed, ugly, old, angry, fat, ...
... hurt by institutional psychiatry, patriarchal therapists, and by highly abusive families. In an allegedly post-feminist era, young women began writing accounts of their psychiatric hospitalizations and their descents into “madness ...
... chairman maintained she wasn't a “mainstream psychiatrist” because, she writes, “I did not treat depressed women with drugs and because I was against involuntary hospitalization. I had to defend my position through a grievance, ...
diagnose major psychiatric disorders and failed to properly assist students who required emergency psychiatric hospitalizations. e early studies I cited in Women and Madness on therapist bias have, sadly, been conrmed many times over.
I cannot agree with blanket political opposition to psychiatric medication and hospitalization. Sometimes, psychiatric medication helps, sometimes it harms, sometimes it makes no difference. Sometimes, the talking cure, ...
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The author explores perception of women and gender roles, making a case that "madness" can be a normal response to intolerable pressures and exploitations experienced by women. Issues in the myth of ... Leggi recensione completa
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Still strident after all these years, prominent feminist author and activist Chesler (The Death of Feminism ) here updates her classic on female psychology. A new introduction is followed by a ... Leggi recensione completa