Book Reviews of Silencing the Self : Women and Depression

Silencing the Self : Women and Depression
Silencing the Self Women and Depression
Author: Dana Crowley Jack
ISBN-13: 9780674808157
ISBN-10: 0674808150
Publication Date: 10/1/1991
Pages: 256
Rating:
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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A great book for women learning how to speak.
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It has long been known that women are more likely to suffer from depression (or at least admit they are depressed) more often than men. This book suggests, as you might guess from the title, that depression in women is caused by the multitude of factors that encourage, or even force, women to silence themselves-- or to lose themselves in others. I especially like the analysis the author uses, as she includes narratives from depressed women, interspersing them with her academic analysis, creating a very compelling case that healing for women lies in reconnecting with their authentic selves.
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Women,
Read this book and then read it again.