Rochelle Nahmias, Jeanette Froehlich; Women’s Mental Health: Implications for Occupational Therapy. Am J Occup Ther 1993;47(1):35-41. doi: 10.5014/ajot.47.1.35.
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This article describes issues of sexism in the mental health profession. Theoretical bias in psychiatry and the sociopolitical status of women are both linked to the inappropriate mental health treatment of women. A relational model of women’s psychological development is offered as an alternative theoretical perspective for understanding the mental health needs of women. Ways to integrate this perspective in occupational therapy practice are included.
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