Postpartum Depression

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The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to ...

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Overview

The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful-both emotionally and physically. The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757828
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/20/2012
  • Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Postpartum Depression

1 An Overview of Postpartum Depression Paula Ford-Martin Ken R. Wells 14

2 Postpartum Depression and Bipolar Disorder Michele Hoos 22

3 The Possibility of a Postpartum Depression Gene John J. Medina 30

4 Brain Changes Are Linked to Postpartum Depression Madonna Behen 40

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Postpartum Depression

1 Postpartum Depression Screening Is Necessary John Grohol 46

2 Postpartum Depression Screening Is Not Beneficial K.L. Carlson 53

3 Treatment for Postpartum Depression Is More Important than Breast-Feeding Lisa Sniderman 60

4 Breast-Feeding Can Help Lessen Postpartum Depression Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett 66

5 Postpartum Depression Should Be a Legal Defense for Women Who Kill Their Children John Floyd Billy Sinclair 80

6 Postpartum Depression Is Not Always a Valid Legal Defense for Women Who Kill Their Children Richard E. Vatz 87

7 Men Can Get Postpartum Depression Too Emily Anthes 93

8 Post-Adoption Depression Is Similar to Postpartum Depression Karen J. Foli Meredith Resnick 99

Chapter 3 Personal Experiences with Postpartum Depression

1 Living Through Postpartum Psychosis Sarah R. Fields 105

2 My Journey Through Postpartum Depression Marie Osmond 114

3 A Dad Talks About About Having Postpartum Depression Joel Schwartzberg 119

Glossary 123

Chronology 127

Organizations to Contact 129

For Further Reading 133

Index 137

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