Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

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9780971712454: Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Newly updated in 2010, Beyond the Blues contains the current information about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention of mood disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Included is the most up-to-date research about medication use in pregnancy and in breast milk. Straightforward yet compassionate, it is required reading for all who work with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as for those suffering before or after the baby is born. This book is being used by the US Navy, Spectrum Health in Michigan, Durham Regional Health Department of Canada, New York State Department of Health, Broward Healthy Start Coalition of Florida, Clarian Health in Indiana, the International Childbirth Education Association, and many other organizations. This book is recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, and by actress Brooke Shields. A newly updated section for fathers/partners explains how to support an ill wife, as well has a discussion of how you, as a dad/partner may be feeling. This book tells how to screen for a trained healthcare provider, and discusses the variety of health and mental health care providers and their differences.

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Pec Indman, Ed.D., MFT has a doctorate in counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is chair of the Education and Training Committee of Postpartum Support International and is active in international perinatal organizations. Dr. Pec Indman is a internationally recognized expert in the field of mental health related to pregnancy and postpartum. She works with clients experiencing fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, depression and anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum in her private psychotherapy (counseling) practice in San Jose, and is an expert consultant for the federal government, state and local communities. Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and is a past President of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shoshana founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987 after her second experience with undiagnosed postpartum depression.

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An indispensable guide to understanding and treating prenatal and postpartum depression. This book is a gift not only to healthcare providers but also to family and friends of mothers suffering from these devastating perinatal mood disorders. --Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing Co-author of Postpartum Depression Screening Scale --Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing Co-author of Postp

I love this book! It is easy to read and use as an informative reference for all aspects of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I recommend this book to all the OB care provider offices in my hosptial system. It's an excellent book for my clients and required reading for providers I train. Thanks to Pec and Shoshana for the recent updates which make this great book even better." --Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA Immediate Past President, Postpartum Support International PSI Coordinator and Trainer Perinatal Mood Disorders Program, Clarian Health Indianapolis, IN

'Unfortunately, even in 2010 there remains a stigma surrounding mental health issues such as depression, including during the perinatal period. Despite the fact that approximately 10 to 15% of women experience depression during pregnancy and in the postpartum, translating into thousands of women who are suffering, often in silence. This book will be of great help for both women and their health care practitioners, providing information on all aspects of depression in pregnancy and in the postpartum, including safety/risk of medication therapy." --Adrienne Einarson RN, Assistant Director, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto,Canada

There are many important messages in this book but here were a few that really made an impact on me. Some of them include: · One in five women will be affected by postpartum depression or anxiety but it is a condition that will go away with help. · Women need to speak up and be persistent in getting proper care. · Not all counselors/therapists have experience or knowledge about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The book also offers screening questions to find the right practitioner. Beyond the Blues is a vital resource for the whole support team, family, educators, doulas, practitioners, therapists and of course for any woman is pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or who has recently had a baby. It should certainly be required reading for any birth professional certification program. --International Childbirth Education Association

'Unfortunately, even in 2010 there remains a stigma surrounding mental health issues such as depression, including during the perinatal period. Despite the fact that approximately 10 to 15% of women experience depression during pregnancy and in the postpartum, translating into thousands of women who are suffering, often in silence. This book will be of great help for both women and their health care practitioners, providing information on all aspects of depression in pregnancy and in the postpartum, including safety/risk of medication therapy." --Adrienne Einarson RN, Assistant Director, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto,Canada

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