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Postpartum Mood Disorders / Edition 1

Postpartum Mood Disorders / Edition 1

by Laura J. Miller MD


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ISBN-13: 9780880489294
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Series: Clinical Practice Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Laura J. Miller, M.D., is Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Clinical Practice Series. Introduction. Section I: The Nature of Postpartum Mood Disorders. Beyond the hypotheses about postpartum reactivity. Postpartum depression in relation to other reproductive cycle mood changes. Postpartum depression in relation to other psychiatric disorders. Biological determinants of postpartum depression. Sociocultural aspects of postpartum depression. Postpartum psychoses. Effects of postpartum disorders on parenting and on offspring. Section II: Treatment and Prevention. Interpersonal psychotherapy for postpartum depression. Couples therapy for postpartum mood disorders. Pharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy for postpartum mood disorders. Role of self-help techniques for postpartum mood disorders. Prevention of postpartum mood disorders. Index.

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Psychiatric Services

Postpartum Mood Disorders is a comprehensive collection of papers addressing both practical clinical problems and evolving research questions in this important area of women's mental health.... Postpartum Mood Disorders will be helpful to clinicians caring for childbearing women, whether they are in community settings or psychiatric hospitals. Guidance for identifying women at high risk for postpartum disorders, preventing the conditions, and conducting meticulous workups of depressed or psychotic patients is clearly given.

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Postpartum Mood Disorders is a valuable book for those who wish an overview of the issues, past research, and treatment modalities used in this field, and it is valuable in documenting how far our knowledge has progressed since the early 1970s.

Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Postpartum Mood Disorders comes as a welcome addition to the literature and helpful guide for practitioners in the mental health field as well as for primary care physicians taking care of women and babies and their families.... Overall, this is a helpful contribution to the field of mental health. The reading is easy, and the references are an outstanding sampling of the writings in this field by authors who are working with new mothers.

New England Journal of Medicine

Physicians and other health care workers should find this book immensely readable and helpful in their task of caring for women during postpartum period.

Digest of Neurology and Psychiatry

Postpartum Mood Disorders offers clinicians and researchers alike a comprehensive, well-organized, and up-to-date overview of a highly prevalent, but often misunderstood, group of disorders.

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