Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences and Treatment Alternatives

Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences and Treatment Alternatives


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ISBN-13: 9781138120778
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Penny Simkin


Part 1: Symptoms, Incidence and Consequence

1. Depression in New Mothers: Myth vs. Reality

2. Conditions Comorbid with Postpartum Depression

3. Why Depression is Harmful for Mothers

4. Why Maternal Depression Harms Babies and Children

5. Assessment of Postpartum Depression

Part 2: Risk Factors

6. Physiology of Postpartum Depression I: Inflammation and Psychoneuroimmunology

7. Physiology of Depression II: Breastfeeding and Mother-Infant Sleep

8. Traumatic Birth Experiences

9. Infant Temperament

10. Prematurity, Infant Health Problems, and Disability

11. Psychological Risk Factors I: Attributional Style, Self-Esteem, and Psychiatric History

12. Psychological Risk Factors II: Violence Against Women

13. Social Risk Factors

Part 3: Treatment Options

14. Complementary and Integrative Treatments I: Omega-3s, SAMe, and Exercise

15. Complementary and Integrative Therapies II: Bright Light Therapy, Vitamin D, St. John’s Wort, and Emerging Therapies

16. Community Intervention

17. Psychotherapy

18. Antidepressants in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women


What People are Saying About This

Karin Cadwell PhD

Karin Cadwell, PhD, RN, FAAN, IBCLC, Faculty, Healthy Children Project, East Sandwich, Massachusetts; Adjunct Faculty, The Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio
Without a doubt, this book is A MUST-READ FOR ANYONE WORKING WITH CHILDBEARING WOMEN. The mothers we serve deserve nothing less than knowledgeable, prepared practitioners. The author carefully describes the complex landscape of postpartum depression. Her evidence-based, cogent examination of the life-threads, biologic possibilities, and realities of new motherhood encourage the reader to abandon simplistic or one-dimensional explanations for this common and potentially devastating life event.

Linda J. Smith

Linda J. Smith, BSE, FACCE, IBCLC, Director, Bright Future Lactation Resource Centre Ltd., Dayton, Ohio
This stunning compendium of research evidence, clinical descriptions, and real-life stories is A MUST-HAVE RESOURCE for all professionals working in the field of maternal and child health.

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