Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives / Edition 2

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives / Edition 2

by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415778387

ISBN-13: 9780415778381

Pub. Date: 01/23/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD).

This book provides a comprehensive approach to treating PPD in an

Overview

Depression is the number one cause of maternal death in developed countries and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals are ready and able to help those women that suffer from perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD).

This book provides a comprehensive approach to treating PPD in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for use with breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates a new psychoneuroimmunology framework for understanding postpartum depression and includes chapters on:

  • negative birth experiences
  • infant characteristics
  • psychosocial factors
  • antidepressant medication
  • therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy
  • herbal medicine and alternative therapies
  • suicide and infanticide.

Invaluable in treating the mothers who come to you for help, this helpful guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the health of the mother, as well as the health and well-being of the infant.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415778381
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/23/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 0.97(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: OVERVIEW 1.Depression in new mothers: Myths vs. reality 2.Why depression is harmful for mothers and babies 3.Depression and breastfeeding 4.Assessment of postpartum depression SECTION II: CAUSES 5.The psychoneuroimmunology of postpartum depression 6.Negative birth experiences 7.Infant characteristics and depression in their mothers 8.Psychological risk factors 9.Social risk factors SECTION III: TREATMENT 10.Alternative and complementary treatments I: Omega-3s, SAM-e and exercise 11.Alternative and complementary treatments II: Bright light therapy, herbs and combined modalities 12.Community intervention and psychotherapy 13.Antidepressants in pregnant and breastfeeding women 14.Postpartum depression and psychosis: One woman’s story

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