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When Words Are Not Enough: The Women's Prescription for Depression and Anxiety
When Words Are Not Enough
The Women's Prescription for Depression and Anxiety

One in four women will experience
clinical depression, anxiety,
or premenstrual depression in her lifetime.
  • At a time when trends in health care have led to less personalized contact between doctor and patient, When Words Are Not Enough provides the facts and reassurance women need to be in control of their own health.

by Valerie D. Raskin, M.D.


320 pages

Pub 6/97

  • The good news is that popular new prescription drugs like Prozac and Xanax bring much needed relief.
  • The bad news is that many physicians and therapists are unaware of common issues for women.
  • As medical treatment for depression and anxiety has become simpler, more and more general practitioners are prescribing antidepressants, often with little background in the nonmedical alternatives or complex mind-body interactions.
  • Emphasizing women's family roles as well as their unique biological/hormonal sensitivities, Dr. Raskin explains contemporary integrated treatment options. Raskin pays special attention to how birth control, menstrual cycles, childbearing, and menopause impact treatment choices.
  • Raskin empowers women to take an active approach in dealing with common side effects, including weight gain and diminished sexual responsiveness.
  • Using revealing case studies, Raskin offers a wealth of hands-on advice.

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