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Paludi Co-edits Volumes on Women and Mental Disorders

Contact Michele Paludi
Posted November 18, 2011
Tags Faculty Faculty Books Women's Studies

Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies Michele Paludi co-edited a book set titled Women and Mental Disorders. The four-volume set brings together recent research and theories to discuss women and mental disorders from a feminist perspective and was co-edited with Kevin Nadal of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Paula Lundberg-Love of the University of Texas, Tyler. 

 

The volumes are titled Understanding Women’s Unique Life Experiences; Roots in Abuse, Crime and Sexual Victimization; Women and Common Mental Disorders; and Treatments and Research. The underlying theme of the set is to present an understanding of varying cultural definitions of mental health and the importance of taking into account a woman’s cultural background in order for therapeutic treatment to be successful.



In addition to co-editing the book set, Paludi also wrote chapters titled “Women with Disabilities: Mental Health Impact of Disabilities and Abelism” and “Intimate Partner Violence as Workplace Violence: Impact on Women's Mental Health and Work Performance.”

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