It's Not All in Your Head: The real causes and newest solutions to women's most common health problems

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9780062512871: It's Not All in Your Head: The real causes and newest solutions to women's most common health problems

Compelling, compassionate, upbeat and empowering, this essential handbook combines stories from real women’s lives with priceless information from the front lines of new scientific research. Revealing the biological origins of women’s most common health disorders, this invaluable guide helps women seek the proper treatment for problems including depression, PMS, migraines, phobias, adverse reactions to medicines, the effects of trauma or abuse, sleep disorders, addictions, eating disorders, panic attacks, attention deficit disorder, and problems relating to menopause.

With warmth, insight, and a conversational style, Drs. Swedo and Leonard encourage women to trust their judgement and find the treatment – psychotherapy, medication, behaviour therapy, or a combination of methods – that will enable the prospect of optimal health and well-being.

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RECLAIM CONTROL OF YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH!

Now women can discover the real causes of their most commonly misdiagnosed health problems. Dr. Sue Swedo and Dr. Henrietta Leonard offer cutting-edge research news on women's health, including new breakthroughs in treating:
• Depression and postpartum blues
• Chronic fatigue
• Headaches
• PMS
• Anxiety and panic attacks
• Attention deficit disorder, and more!

Combining the latest scientific findings with warmth and insight, Drs. Swedo and Leonard encourage women to trust their judgement and find the treatment that will enable them to enjoy optimal health.

Susan Swedo, M.D., an internationally respected research physician, is currently scientific director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the world's premier psychiatric research facility. She lectures widely and consults to physicians and patient support groups across the country.

Henrietta Leonard, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Brown University, consultant to Brown University's Women's and Infants' Hospitals, and a guest researcher at the NIMH. Both authors were named to 'Good Housekeeping' magazine's list of 'Best Mental Health Experts in the U.S.'

"An indispensable guide to women's mental health"
ELLE

"A different, important, and overdue contribution to the mind-body debate by two top women's mental health experts"
WASHINGTON POST

About the Author:

Dr Susan Swedo is deputy scientific director of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). She lives in Washington D.C. Dr Henrietta Leonard is director of training for child and adolescent psychaitry at Brown University, a consultant to Brown University’s Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, and a guest researcher at the NIMH. Leonard lives in Providece, RI.

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