Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women: A Global Perspective on Detection and Treatment

Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women: A Global Perspective on Detection and Treatment


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Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women

A Global Perspective on Detection and Treatment

Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo and Katherine Leah Wisner, editors

As more is known about postpartum depression, the more it is recognized as a global phenomenon. Yet despite the large numbers, information about this condition as experienced by Spanish speaking womenand Latinas has not always been easy to come by.

Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women focuses on four diverse Latina populations (Mexico, Chile, Spain, and U.S.) to analyze key similarities and differences within this large and wide-ranging group. This first-of-its-kind reference reviews current research on the topic, including prevalence, screening methods, interventions, and--of particular salience for this population--barriers to care.

Findings on psychoeducation, assessment tools, and cognitive-behavioral and other forms of therapy provide important insights into best practices, and continuity of care. And psychosocial, cultural, and linguistic considerations in working with Latinas are described in depth for added clinical usefulness. This landmark volume:

  • Outlines characteristics of Spanish-speaking women and Latinas screened for postpartum depression
  • Introduces the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, English and Spanish versions, and reviews their use with Latina women
  • Compares postpartum depression and health behaviors in Spanish and Latina immigrant mothers
  • Offers streamlined assessment-to-intervention models
  • Provides two in-depth case studies illustrating cultural factors influencing the treatment of Latinas with perinatal depression.
  • Presents an instructive firsthand account of postpartum depression.

Between its thorough coverage of the issues and its innovative clinical ideas, Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women has a wealth of information of interest to researchers and practitioners in maternal and child health, obstetrics/gynecology, mental health, and women’s health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461480440
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in the School of Medicine where she is learning about biomarkers associated with perinatal depression. Dr. Lara-Cinisomo’s research focuses on English and Spanish-speaking Latina mothers. Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Lara-Cinisomo was an assistant professor at the University North Carolina at Charlotte and a researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research includes qualitative and quantitative methods.

Katherine L. Wisner MD, M.S., is the Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wisner is board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Her main focus is research related to the psychiatric treatment of women of childbearing age. She is internationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:A global perspective on postpartum depression: An overview of the current research with Spanish-speaking women in the U.S. and abroad.- Chapter 2:Characteristics of Hispanic Women Screened for Postpartum Depression.-Chapter 3:Maternity, migration and mental health: Comparison between Spanish and Latina immigrant mothers in postpartum depression and health behaviors.-Chapter 4:Assessment, Engagement and Treatment Entry for Latina Women with Perinatal Depression.- Chapter 5:Screening for postpartum depression in Chilean women with the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale, Spanish version.-Chapter 6:Perinatal Depression Treatments for U.S. Latinas: A Review of Research Findings.-Chapter 7:Psychosocial and cultural considerations in detecting and treating depression in Latina perinatal women in the United States.-Chapter 8:Perinatal depression in Mexican women: Prevalence, risk factors, and prevention of postpartum depression.-Chapter 9:Treating Latinas with postpartum depression: Two case reports.- Chapter 10:Maternidad Tabú, the Silent Epidemic: An autobiographical story of postpartum depression in Mexico.-

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