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Author Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A.

Title Depression in new mothers : causes, consequences, and treatment alternatives / Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Edition Second edition
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents Depression in new mothers : myths vs. reality -- Why depression is harmful for mothers and babies -- Depression and breastfeeding -- Assessment of postpartum depression -- The psychoneuroimmunology of postpartum depression -- Negative birth experiences -- Infant characteristics and depression in their mothers -- Psychological risk factors -- Social risk factors -- Alternative and complementary treatments I : omega-3s, SAM-e, and exercise -- Alternative and complementary treatments II : bright light therapy, herbs, and combined modalities -- Community intervention and psychotherapy -- Antidepressants in pregnant and breastfeeding women -- Postpartum depression and psychosis : one woman's story
Summary Presents a comprehensive approach to treating perinatal and postpartum depression. This title brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and assessing the treatment options, including those that can be used while breastfeeding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Postpartum depression.
Depression, Postpartum -- diagnosis.
Depression, Postpartum -- etiology.
Depression, Postpartum -- therapy.
Maternal Welfare -- psychology.
Risk Factors.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203861949 (electronic bk.)
9780203861943 (electronic bk.)