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Author Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen A., author.

Title Depression in new mothers : causes, consequences, and treatment alternatives / Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Edition Third edition
Published London : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Summary Offering a comprehensive approach to treating postpartum depression, including treatment options for breastfeeding mothers, the author addresses problems such as fatigue, pain, negative birth experiences, infant characteristics, & psychosocial factors. Depression is the most common complication of childbirth and results in adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. It is vital, therefore, that health professionals be ready to help women who have depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder in the perinatal period. Now in its third edition, Depression in New Mothers provides a comprehensive approach to treating postpartum depression in an easy-to-use format. It reviews the research and brings together the evidence-base for understanding the causes and for assessing the different treatment options, including those that are safe for breastfeeding mothers. It incorporates research from psychoneuroimmunology and includes chapters on: assessing depression mother-infant sleep traumatic birth experiences infant temperament, illness, and prematurity childhood abuse and partner violence psychotherapy complementary and integrative therapies community support for new mothers antidepressant medication suicide and infanticide. This most recent edition incorporates new research findings from around the world on risk factors, the use of antidepressants, the impact of breastfeeding, and complementary and integrative therapies as well as updated research into racial/ethnic minority differences. Rich with case illustrations and invaluable in treating mothers in need of help, this practical, evidence-based guide dispels the myths that hinder effective treatment and presents up-to-date information on the impact of maternal depression on the mother and their infants alike
Notes <P>Foreword by Penny Simkin</p> <p> <p>Preface</p> <p> <p><strong>Part 1: Symptoms, Incidence and Consequence</strong></p> <p> <p>1. Depression in New Mothers: Myth vs. Reality</p> <p> <p>2. Conditions Comorbid with Postpartum Depression</p> <p> <p> <p>3. Why Depression is Harmful for Mothers</p> <p> <p>4. Why Maternal Depression Harms Babies and Children</p> <p> <p>5. Assessment of Postpartum Depression</p> <p> <p><strong>Part 2: Risk Factors</strong></p> <p>6. Physiology of Postpartum Depression I: Inflammation and Psychoneuroimmunology</p> <p>7. Physiology of Depression II: Breastfeeding and Mother-Infant Sleep</p> <p>8. Traumatic Birth Experiences</p> <p>9. Infant Temperament</p> <p>10. Prematurity, Infant Health Problems, and Disability</p> <p>11. Psychological Risk Factors I: Attributional Style, Self-Esteem, and Psychiatric History</p> <p>12. Psychological Risk Factors II: Violence Against Women</p> <p>13. Social Risk Factors</p> <p><strong>Part 3: Treatment Options</strong></p> <p>14.Complementary and Integrative Treatments I: Omega-3s, SAMe, and Exercise</p> <p> <p>15. Complementary and Integrative Therapies II: Bright Light Therapy, Vitamin D, St. John's Wort, and Emerging Therapies</p> <p> <p>16.Community Intervention</p> <p> <p>17. Psychotherapy</p> <p> <p>18. Antidepressants in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women</p> <p> <p>Epilogue</p> <p></p>
Previous edition: 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Postpartum depression -- Risk factors
Postpartum depression -- Treatment
Postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1138120758