This collection explores the relationship between womanhood and psychosis from a variety of perspectives including anthropological, spiritual, psychological, biological and social. Chapter themes include explorations of medieval mystics and witches, postpartum psychosis, cross-cultural homeless women, disordered eating, Jungian complex theory, art and literature, feminism, transsexual women, psychoanalysis, and gender differences in respect to what is commonly termed `schizophrenia'. Grounding this conversation in everyday life, personal accounts are offered by psychotherapists, traditional healers, and women with lived experience of psychosis.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm