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Dana Crowley Jack offers startling new insights into the roots of female depression as she illuminates why women are far more likely than men to suffer major depression in adulthood. "Silencing the Self" is the first sweeping overview of depression in women that draws on new understandings of the importance of relationships in women's lives. Attending closely to what depressed women have to say about their lives, Jack reframes major concepts of depression, freeing them from traditional models that have restricted our ability to listen to women's perspectives on depression. Jack weaves these voices of depressed women directly into her discussion, providing new meanings to familiar themes: dependence, pleasing, anger, goodness, low self-esteem. These women clearly articulate a no-win, either/or tension in their lives, a tension between sacrificing their own needs in order to preserve a relationship and acting on their needs and feelings at the risk of losing the relationship. Their stories bring to light the "activity required to be passive"--the way women actively silence themselves in order to cultivate and maintain intimate relationships. To accommodate, they learn to censor themselves, to devalue their experience, to repress anger, to be silent. Examining moral themes in depressed women's narratives, Jack demonstrates how internalized cultural expectations of feminine goodness affect women's behavior in relationships and precipitate the plunge into depression. In a brilliant synthesis, Jack draws on myth and fairy tale for metaphors to further the understanding of depressed women. "Silencing the Self" makes a major contribution to the psychology of women by drawing fromthe recent literature on women's relational self and detailing its relevance to female depression. This insightful approach to the dynamic of female depression forges new pathways to self-change, therapy, and research.
Hard to believe it looking at her now, but Rose West was an exceptionally beautiful little girl, with a Maltese mother and English father. Strangers would stop and stare at her in the street and she could entrance people from a very early age. But looking back at photos of Rose as a child, you struggle to accept that she grew up to one of the country's most notorious female criminals. What happened to that little girl to make her capable of such violence? Or was there something wrong, a predisposition to violence she was born with? In "Rose," Jane Carter Woodrow goes right back to the start in her life to try and piece together what happened to turn Rose West into the violent monster she became. Jane has gained unprecedented access to the family and has revealed a fascinating story of how there was always something "not quite right" about Rose. And perhaps that's not too surprising--Rose's childhood reads like one of the most grim misery memoirs. Her father was a violent schizophrenic and her mother received electric shock therapy for severe clinical depression, the whole way through her pregnancy with Rose. Jane has uncovered a horrific hidden story of a twisted family and how her upbringing made her a perfect partner for Fred West when they met when Rose had just turned 16. She was to kill for the first time a few months later. This is a gripping read that sheds light for the first time on the story behind what turned Rose West into a vicious and deadly serial killer.
A true story of two women in midlife, their joys, their sorrows, their sagging skin--.and, most important Their Attitude: Life is too short to be miserable! It's a sweltering summer but no vacation for Sal & Deb: pregnant daughters, weddings (in that order), elderly parents, teenagers, grandchildren--and that's the boring part! Fall emerges, the season where we reap what we have sown: Deb, overwhelmed with tending aging parents, collapses into clinical depression. Armed with her own previous experience with depression/anxiety, Sal lights a candle for her friend and they begin an inspiring journey together out of the darkness. How do they do it? Drugs? Therapy? Prayer? Humor? ABSOLUTELY!!! Take notes!!! Time to celebrate the holidays! The dialogue is uplifting: breast biopsies are treated with wine and chocolate chip cookies; a true tale of a serial killer bird entertains them while awaiting test results and tiny granddaughters to be born. Finally, the fattening feasts are over, but life doesn't slow down. Enjoy the ride as Sal & Deb careen on hormonal roller coasters through midlife (sometimes accompanied by their raging counterparts: adolescent children). It's a wild ride, with a soft landing. Hop on and buckle up!