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(p. 1) Introduction 

(p. 1) Introduction
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(p. 1) Introduction
Author(s):

Lauren Mizock

and Erika Carr

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190922351.003.0001
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date: 12 May 2021

This introductory chapter offers an overview of the book. It describes the need for this book given the lack of focus on women with serious mental illness as a whole in research and clinical training. The authors discuss the inspiration for developing this book as part of an initiative developed at the American Psychological Association. Issues of terminology and challenges with medical model language are addressed. The introduction also highlights the problems faced by women with serious mental illness during treatment. This chapter offers summaries for each chapter. The framework of the book from a gender-sensitive and recovery-oriented perspective is proposed.

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