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Overcoming baby blues : a comprehensive guide to perinatal depression / Gordon Parker, Kerrie Eyers and Philip Boyce.

By: Parker, Gordon, 1942- [author.].
Contributor(s): Eyers, Kerrie [author.] | Boyce, Philip [author.] | Eyers, Kerrie | Boyce, Philip | Black Dog Institute.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: xv, 240 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781743316771 :.Subject(s): Postpartum depression -- Patients | Postpartum depression -- Psychological aspects | Postpartum depression | Pregnant women -- Mental health | Depression in women | Pregnancy -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 362.19876 Summary: A practical guide to the depression suffered by many women both during pregnancy and after the baby is born, with advice on identifying the symptoms and seeking the right help, for both women and their partners.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A practical guide to the depression suffered by many women both during pregnancy and after the baby is born, with advice on identifying the symptoms and seeking the right help, for both women and their partners.

"A comprehensive guide to perinatal depression" - cover.

"The Black Dog Institute" - cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 218, 225-230) and index.

A practical guide to the depression suffered by many women both during pregnancy and after the baby is born, with advice on identifying the symptoms and seeking the right help, for both women and their partners.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of tables and figures (p. ix)
  • Preface (p. xi)
  • Introduction: From blue to black and beyond (p. 1)
  • 1 What are perinatal mood disorders? (p. 12)
  • 2 Risk factors for perinatal mood problems (p. 30)
  • 3 Screening for perinatal depression (p. 64)
  • 4 Diagnosis and treatment options (p. 73)
  • 5 Protecting yourself with realistic expectations (p. 89)
  • 6 Learning to live in motherland (p. 102)
  • 7 Do you need help? (p. 112)
  • 8 Where to get help (p. 136)
  • 9 Tackling stigma and mothers' guilt (p. 153)
  • 10 Managing a mood disorder and maintaining recovery (p. 164)
  • 11 Fathers and the extended family (p. 185)
  • 12 Mothers' strategies (p. 201)
  • Appendix: Medications in the perinatal period (p. 209)
  • Glossary (p. 219)
  • Notes (p. 225)
  • Index (p. 231)

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Publishers Weekly Review

Professors and practitioners Parker, Eyers, and Boyce draw on their work with Australia's Black Dog Institute, a world-class center for mood disorder diagnosis and treatment, and on patients' own first-person stories, in this caring and comprehensive handbook for dealing with pregnancy-related depression. Initial chapters give a technical overview of screening, diagnosis, and treatment options, distinguishing between the baby blues that affect the majority of new mothers, the perinatal depression (PND) which strikes one in eight women, and the rarer, but even more serious, problem of puerperal psychosis or bipolar disorder. Adopting a kindly, respectful tone, the authors strive to eradicate the stigma of depression with practical and empathetic advice, but the truly convincing testimony comes from the many and varied stories of women working through guilt and feeling relief at asking for, and getting, help. While Australia's maternal care standards (which include home visits, mothercraft nurses, and mother-child centers) are light years ahead of the U.S., American mothers can also learn much from the sage demystification of motherhood and its struggles offered here. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.