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Overcoming Postnatal Depression A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Postnatal Depression A Five Areas Approach


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Overcoming Postnatal Depression A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Postnatal Depression uses the trusted Five Areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), helping people experiencing postnatal depression to change how they feel. The Five Areas model helps the reader make key changes using a clear, pragmatic and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives:

·Life situation, relationships, resources and problems

·Altered thinking

·Altered feelings or moods

·Altered physical symptoms or sensations

·Altered behaviour or activity levels
By bringing together specialists in postnatal depression, and with the use of self-help resources, this course addresses all the common challenges faced by women during times of low mood after having a baby. It provides access to the proven CBT approach, helping the reader make positive changes in their life in a planned and achievable way. An additional workbook aimed at friends and relatives describes how they can offer support.
The workbooks also provide an invaluable resource for counsellors, general practitioners, health visitors, nursing staff, midwives, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, self-help groups and other voluntary sector organizations.
A linked and completely free online support course is located at Additional written, DVD and audio resources are available at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340972342
Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2009
Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Chris Williams MBChB BSc MMedSc MD FRCPsych BABCP accredited CBT practitioner, Registered CBT therapist with UKCP Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Section of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr. Roch Cantwell, MBChB BAO FRCPsych Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, UK
Karen Robertson, RMN, BSc PGDip in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Associate Director of Nursing in Mental Health and Learning Disability, NHS Lanarkshire, and formerly Nurse Consultant, Perinatal Mental Health, Perinatal Mental Health Service, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK

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