Neurology and Psychiatry of Women

A Guide to Gender-based Issues in Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • Mary Angela O’Neal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Issues in Women During Their Reproductive Years

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Regina Krel, Paul G. Mathew
      Pages 3-5
    3. Sophia L. Ryan, Shamik Bhattacharyya, Mary Angela O’Neal
      Pages 7-13
    4. Caryn Dutton, Andrea Hsu Roe, Deborah Bartz
      Pages 27-36
    5. Alexandra J. Lovett, Whitney W. Woodmansee
      Pages 37-45
    6. Timothy M. Scarella
      Pages 47-67
    7. Madeleine A. Becker, Nazanin E. Silver, Ann Chandy, Subani Maheshwari
      Pages 69-76
    8. Ivana Vodopivec
      Pages 77-83
    9. P. Emanuela Voinescu
      Pages 85-94
    10. Na Tosha N. Gatson, Erika N. Leese
      Pages 95-101
    11. Whitney Peters, Connie Guille, Leena Mittal
      Pages 103-113
  3. Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jesse M. Thon, Robert W. Regenhardt, Joshua P. Klein
      Pages 117-120
    3. Cesar R. Padilla, Nicole A. Smith
      Pages 121-123
    4. Mariel Velez, Kimford J. Meador
      Pages 125-129
    5. Mary Angela O’Neal
      Pages 131-138
    6. Steven K. Feske
      Pages 139-143
    7. Tamara B. Kaplan, Riley Bove
      Pages 145-156
    8. Kara Brown, Dylan Kathol
      Pages 157-172
    9. Janet F. R. Waters
      Pages 173-176
    10. Christyn Edmundson, Mohammad Kian Salajegheh
      Pages 177-182
    11. Thomas I. Cochrane
      Pages 183-187
  4. Women’s Health and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Geena Athappilly, Margo Nathan
      Pages 191-203
    3. Emer R. McGrath, Kathryn M. Rexrode
      Pages 205-211
    4. Michael T. Hayes
      Pages 213-217
    5. Diler Acar, Carolyn Jane King
      Pages 219-225
    6. Marie Pasinski
      Pages 227-231
  5. Mary Angela O’Neal
    Pages C1-C1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-243

About this book


This comprehensive resource covers a range of women’s health issues and their intersection with neurologic and psychiatric disease. Chapters feature high quality, integrated information based on leading-edge research on gender-specific care and are grouped by reproductive years, pregnancy and health, and aging. Emerging science regarding sex differences in neurological and psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety, reproductive health, conversion disorders, depression and ethical issues in pregnancy, stroke risk factors, and successful aging strategies are covered along with clinical application of this knowledge to the delivery of care. In addition, in those medical problems that afflict both men and women, authors will point out the different risks, prevalence, presentations, and responses to treatments or outcomes in women. Written by renowned experts in the field, this textbook will thoroughly address the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the areas of neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, and obstetrics and expanding their understanding of concerns unique to female patients.


Neurology Psychiatry Women Obstetrics Pregnancy Reproduction Internal medicine Menopause Headache Stroke Epilepsy Dementia Alzheimer's

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Angela O’Neal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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