Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives

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by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
     
 

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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

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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.

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‘My enthusiasm for the comprehensive content and easy to read style of Depression in New Mothers leads me to recommend this book as an important resource for everyone working with pregnant and postpartum women as well as family members affected by this condition.’ - Marian Tompson, Co-founder, La Leche League International, Founder, AnotherLook at Breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS, USA

‘Dr Kendall-Tackett has yet again produced an invaluable resource in which she meticulously includes the most up to date research studies. This edition contains a new, separate chapter devoted to postpartum depression and breastfeeding. With her clear, concise, and engaging writing style she strips away the layers of dangerous misconceptions about postpartum depression.’ - Cheryl Tatano Beck, University of Connecticut, USA

'Kathleen Kendall-Tackett has done it again! The second edition of Depression in New Mothers is an accessible, frank exploration of the manifestation, scope and treatment options of postpartum depression. A must-read for every health care provider working with childbearing women, the book includes vignettes of mothers’ experiences that bring the topic to life while providing the evidence needed to identify and treat women who are depressed after the birth of a baby. Kendall-Tackett explores the questions many health care providers have, such as "what do we know about negative birth experiences, sleeping, baby characteristics and the risk of depression?"' - Karin Cadwell, Healthy Children Project, USA

‘Kathleen is changing the paradigm of how health professionals view postpartum depression, and is on the cutting edge of helping these mothers who suffer alone. It is her groundbreaking work that is helping therapists who specialize in working with mothers with postpartum depression understand the depression, anxiety, guilt and pain these mothers experience. We are now seeing earlier screening and treatment with incredible outcomes due to the work of Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. These moms go on to have happy, healthy, lives, babies and families.’ - Katie L. Monarch and Carol Suchy, Perinatal Services, St. Joseph Hospital Orange, USA

'This is a powerful book. The author succeeds in making a complex subject understandable and accessible without over-simplifying or trivializing it. The many different approaches to treatment are explored and evaluated factually and sensitively, with the importance of a holistic approach and respect for women and their babies and families underpinning the discussion. This is a must-read for anyone who seeks to understand the nature of postpartum depression and how best to support women for whom it is a reality.' - Gill Rapley, health visitor, midwife and author of Baby-led Weaning, UK

‘Kathleen Kendall-Tackett offers safe and effective treatments for postpartum depression that are both compatible with and supportive of breastfeeding. Not only does breastfeeding have a protective effect on maternal mental health, it also plays an important role in the recovery from postpartum depression by reducing the stress response. Health care providers can make a real difference in the lives of mothers with depression and their babies when they understand and clearly articulate the risks of not breastfeeding.’ - Amy Shaw, Director, La Leche League International, Eastern United States, USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415778398
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/23/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,423,619
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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