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.
'Simple, lucid advice' Matt Haig, Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons to be Alive, on Making Friends with Anxiety
If you're suffering from depression, you can end up feeling very alone, struggling to find a way through. In Making Friends with Depression, bestselling authors Sarah Rayner and Kate Harrison aim to tackle that sense of isolation and overwhelm by offering clear and comforting guidance on lifting low mood and easing symptoms. They write with candour, compassion and humour because they've both experienced - and recovered from - depression themselves, while GP Dr Patrick Fitzgerald provides practical advice on treatment options and finding support.
The book explores:* The different types of depressive illness* Where to seek help and how to get a diagnosis * The pros and cons of the most commonly-prescribed medications * The different kinds of therapy available * Why depression can cause so many physical symptoms * What to do if you suffer suicidal thoughts* Why hating depression can make it much worse* How to stop the spiral of negative thinking and boost self-esteem* Evidence-based steps to improve mental health and avoid relapse
Fully illustrated and reflecting the latest National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, Making Friends with Depression shows how depression can feed on itself, and reveals how you can break the cycle by treating your body and mind with understanding and kindness.
Sarah (Making Friends with Anxiety), Kate (The 5:2 Diet Book) and Patrick draw on their real-life experiences and clinical understanding to provide simple tips and insights to support your journey to recovery. The result is book that doesn't shy away from the distress that depression can cause, yet offers hope and guidance through the darkest of times.
PRAISE FOR MAKING FRIENDS WITH ANXIETY: 'Reads like chatting with an old friend; one with wit, wisdom and experience' Brighton and Hove Independent
PRAISE FORTHE 5:2 DIET BOOK:'The go-to 5:2 bible... Inspiring, motivational, simple' Women's Fitness
PRAISE FOR SARAH RAYNER: 'Explores an emotive subject with great sensitivity' Sunday Express 'Brilliant... Warm and approachable' Essentials'Carefully crafted and empathetic' The Sunday Times 'A sympathetic insight into the causes and effects of mental ill-health as it affects ordinary people. Powerful' My Weekly
PRAISE FOR KATE HARRISON:'Warm and witty' The Evening Telegraph'Poignant and funny' She'A very readable page-turner ... interesting and thought-provoking Book Trust
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