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Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness?

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Why do an overwhelmingly larger proportion of women than men suffer from depression and emotional distress? Is it because, as feminists would argue, that women are reacting to a misogynistic world? Or is their madness mental illness, as the "experts" would claim? In this book, Jane Ussher examines these opposing viewpoints and proposes both a new understanding of women's mental distress and constructive alternatives to present treatments. Using an historical perspective, she analyzes the evidence for misogyny in different ...

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Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness?
1992, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9780870237874

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Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness?
1992, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

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