Women's Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Women's Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan

by Diana Lynn Barnes (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319216850
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D, LMFT, is an internationally recognized expert on women’s reproductive mental health. A past president of Postpartum Support International, she currently sits on their President’s Advisory Council. She is a member of both the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force and the statewide California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. In 2009, she co-founded “The Motherhood Consortium,” an interdisciplinary network of professionals working with mothers, infants and young families. Dr. Barnes frequently consults with defense counsel on cases of infanticide, neonaticide, pregnancy denial, child abuse and neglect. The co-author of The journey to parenthood: Myths, reality and what really matters, Dr. Barnes is a fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association, and a clinical fellow of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is the 2009 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Eli Lilly Foundation for her contribution to the field of child-bearing mood-related illness. Dr. Barnes maintains a private practice in Sherman Oaks, California.

Table of Contents

PART I. THE EARLY YEARS.- 1.Pre and Perinatal Influences on Female Mental Health.- 2.Girls in Between: Social, Emotional, Physical and SexualDevelopment in Context.- 3.Menstruation and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Its Impact on Mood.- PART II. THE REPRODUCTIVE YEARS.- 4.The Psychological Gestation of Motherhood.- 5.Screening and Risk Assessment for Perinatal Mood Disorders.- 6.Postpartum Adjustment: What’s Normal and What’s Not.- 7.Chronic Mental Illness in Pregnancy and the Postpartum.- 8.Does Psychiatric Diagnosis Affect Fertility Outcomes?.- 9.The Reproductive Story: Dealing with Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Other Perinatal Demise.- 10.Birth Trauma:The Causes and Consequences of Childbirth-Related Trauma and PTSD.- PART III. THE LATER YEARS.- 11.Babies at 40: Is the Biological Clock Really Ticking?.- 12.Risk Factors for Depression during Perimenopause.- PART IV. ACROSS THE LIFESPAN.- 13. Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan: From Menstruation to Menopause.- 14.Hormonal Contraception and its Impact on Women’s Moods.- 15.The Impact of Reproductive Cancers on Women’s Mental Health.- 16.The Role of Reproductive Psychiatry in Women’s Mental Health.

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"In this book you’ll find a thoughtfully edited chronicle of the unique convergence of genetic, hormonal, social, and environmental forces that influence a woman’s mental health over the course of her life. Both comprehensive and nuanced, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan captures the science, clinical observation, and collective wisdom of experts in the field. Professionals and laypersons alike are well-advised to make room on their bookshelves for this one!" (Margaret Howard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Clinical) and Medicine (Clinical), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Division Director, Women's Behavioral Health; Director, Postpartum Depression Day Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI, USA)

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