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.
This anthology from scholarly literature about children explores the ways society makes meaning of the period called childhood, the social forces that shape children, and the strategies children use to influence each other, their familes, and the larger adult world. The anthology includes 34 readings in 7 topic areas: I. Meanings of Childhood " "II. Theorizing Childhood III. Studying Children IV. Relationships V. Constructing Race, Ethnicity and Gender VI. Popular Culture, Consumption and Play VII. Social Problems and Inequality
Imagine not getting out of bed for weeks, except for only your most basic needs. Not because you are physically hurt, not because you don't want to get up, but because your mind will not allow you to throw off the blankets, sit up, put your feet on the floor and stand up. Do you think you could sleep for sixteen hours straight and wake up feeling like you could still go back to sleep? What about not showering for a week or longer, could you stand yourself?Think about completely isolating yourself from close friends and family for extended periods of time. Would you feel bad if you didn't return any of their calls, regardless of all their concerned messages? "Why haven't you called me back?" "Why don't you answer your phone? I'm worried about you." "Are you alive over there? I am ready to come over there with the police and kick your door down if I don't hear back from you soon!" You hear the voices of the people that care most about you, but you just cannot talk to them. They are literally ready to come kick your door down to make sure you haven't been kidnapped by a crazed serial killer, or lying dead on the floor from some freak household accident. Some may become offended and think you are just plain rude for not returning their calls. Others may start to think they have offended you in some way and begin to wonder what they did to upset you. Others may give up calling altogether. If only there was a way for them not to take it so personally. However, that would require them to understand depression, and unfortunately most people don't.
Child Abuse Articles
Child Abuse Books