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:
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.
A thorough, up-to-date resource on the full spectrum of childhood learning disorders<br> <br> In this Second Edition of Disorders of Learning in Childhood, Drs. Archie Silver and Rosa Hagin present a comprehensive synthesis of information regarding the classification and causes of various types of learning difficulties, as well as multidisciplinary strategies for working with children and their families in school or clinical settings. Bridging the communication gap between professionals in the field, this book advocates the coordinated efforts of administrators, scientists, teachers, and practitioners to better help young people with learning disabilities.<br> <br> Drawing on their vast training and experience, the authors utilize valuable data from various disciplines-education, psychology, psychiatry, neurology-and offer a balanced perspective, supported by the latest clinical research on disorders in children. They address and analyze critical issues ranging from the effects of political, social, and legal forces currently influencing educational policy to the latest advances in neuroscience affecting the understanding and management of children with learning problems. Also provided are expanded coverage of reading, spelling, writing, and mathematical disabilities; current definitions of specific disorders; and the effects of poverty, drugs, and cultural differences on learning.<br> <br> An extremely comprehensive resource ideal for clinicians, teachers, and administrators, Disorders of Learning in Childhood brings an expertise to the subject that no other reference can match.
One in four women and one in six men will suffer from depression at least once in their life. Few are immune. It was the greatly admired Winston Churchill, a depression sufferer for much of his life, who nicknamed this human condition "Black Dog."
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