UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

Beyond the Blues
Understanding and Treating Prenatal
and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
 
Book Contents
Pre-pregnancy and Pregnancy Risk Assessment
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
▪	Our Stories
▪	Pregnancy and Postpartum Psychiatric Illness
The Psychiatric Issues of Pregnancy
     Depression and Anxiety in Pregnancy
“Baby Blues,” Not Considered a Disorder
Postpartum Depression and/or Anxiety
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Panic Disorder
Psychosis
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Bipolar Disorder I or ll
Consequences of Untreated Mood Disorders
Perinatal Loss

▪	Women With Postpartum Mood Disorders
Finding a Therapist
The Truth of the Matter
Basic Mom Care
Myths About Nursing and Moods
Antidepressant Questions and Answers
	
▪	Partners
Things to Keep in Mind
What to Say, What Not to Say
From a Dad Who’s Been There

▪	Siblings, Family and Friends
Family and Friends
Things to Keep in Mind
What to Say, What Not to Say
▪	Health Practioners
Culture and Language
What to Say, What Not to Say
Screening
Prenatal Screening
Postpartum Screening
Postpartum Risk Assessment
     Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers
Primary Care Providers
Pediatricians
OB/GYNs and Midwives
Psychiatrists
Birth Doulas
Postpartum Doulas and Visiting Nurses
Lactation Consultants
Childbirth Educators
New Parent Group Leaders
Adjunct Professionals
	
▪	Treatment
    Why is Treatment Necessary?
    Prevention
    Treatment Guidelines
    Psychotherapy
    Social Support 
    Complimentary and Alternative treatments
    Pregnancy
    Antianxiety Medications
Postpartum
    Medications and Breast Milk
Medical Protocols

▪	Resources
Organizations
Websites
Books
    Resources for Neonatal Loss
Journal Articles
Appendix: Medical Terms and Healthcare Professionals
        Index      

  





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