Bipolar and Pregnant

Author: Kristin K. Finn
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757306837
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first book to tackle one of the leading concerns of women with manic depression and related disorders You have bipolar disorder and want to start a family. There is so much to know and manage when thinking about becoming pregnant and having an optimal pregnancy and postpartum period. What are the risks? Can I go off my meds? How will my partner react? Will my child also become bipolar? How do I navigate through the often confusing and ever-changing research on mental disorders and pregnancy? Kristin K. Finn was diagnosed with manic depression as a teenager. Upon deciding to become pregnant, she and her husband also had questions, concerns, and fears. Recognizing that there was no go-to guide that helps women with manic depression navigate pre-natal, pregnancy, and postpartum issues, Finn collaborated with geneticists, obstetricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists to bring you this ultimate support-group-in-a-book and pregnancy resource. In Bipolar and Pregnant, Finn shares her insights and techniques that she developed through two pregnancies, as well as the advice of her esteemed team of experts. In addition, Bipolar and Pregnant: Provides information on medical aspects of pregnancy and gives advice on minimizing the risks of psychiatric flare-ups, avoiding episodes, monitoring behavior, and preparing to go off mediation as pregnancy looms. Discusses medical aspects of pregnancy, preparing for pregnancy, and optimizing the chances of getting pregnant Provides the latest research on medications used to treat bipolar disorder and their effect on developing babies. You and your entire support team will be armed with the knowledge necessary to help you optimize your pregnancy, subside anxiety, and feel confident that you are doing the very best for you and your new family.

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

Author: Teresa M. Twomey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313353468
Format: PDF, ePub
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Threaded with in-depth stories from women who experienced postpartum psychosis - including one who committed infanticide - this unique and absorbing work offers psychological, medical, legal, and historical perspectives on this potentially deadly mental illness.

Understanding Your Moods When You re Expecting

Author: Lucy J. Puryear
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618341078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An expert on women's reproductive mental health examines the emotional and hormonal changes that take place in pregnant women at every stage of the cycle, from pre-conception, through each trimester of a pregnancy, to the postpartum period, covering such areas as medications and pregnancy, eating disorders, bonding with one's baby, depression, and more.

Birth of a New Brain

Author: Dyane Harwood
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 1618688006
Format: PDF
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After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type of bipolar disorder and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. During her childhood, Harwood grew up close to her father, a brilliant violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic who had bipolar disorder. She learned how bipolar disorder could ravage a family, but she never suspected that she’d become mentally ill—until her baby was born. Harwood wondered if mental health would always be out of her reach. From medications to electroconvulsive therapy, from “redwood forest baths” to bibliotherapy, she explored both traditional and unconventional methods of recovery—in-between harrowing psychiatric hospitalizations. Harwood reveals how she ultimately achieved a stable mood. She discovered that despite having a chronic mood disorder, a new, richer life is possible. Birth of a New Brain is the chronicle of one mother’s perseverance, offering hope and grounded advice for those battling mental illness.

Practical Management of Bipolar Disorder

Author: Allan H. Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488856
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is characterised by episodes of pathological mood states. The two poles are mania (with a predominant elated or irritable mood) and depression (with feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt or hopelessness) but mixed states frequently occur. Episodes can last for many months and profoundly affect physical health, relationships and careers. Since diagnosis and management are difficult, this practical guide provides an overview of the disorder and detailed guidelines for treating the illness throughout its stages, from authors internationally renowned for their work in bipolar disorder. Also discussed are disease theories, mechanisms and key clinical trials, as well as chapters devoted to psychosocial treatments, substance misuse and insights from 'lived experience'. In-depth analyses of selected population groups, including youth, the elderly and women, complement guidelines for clinical approaches in managing bipolar disorder. Comprehensive and detailed, this guide will prove invaluable to clinicians, general practitioners, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Bipolar and Pregnant

Author: Katie McDowell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547145911
Format: PDF, ePub
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This vivid, emotional memoir describes the experience of Katie McDowell, a young woman grappling with a harrowing new diagnosis and a baby on the way. Over the unpredictable course of pregnancy, she confronts many important issues of bipolar disorder, including diagnosis and treatments, stigma and support, and, ultimately, how to cultivate self-compassion and confidence while entering the daunting, beautiful world of motherhood. Through ups and downs, trials and triumphs, McDowell takes you on her nine month journey, bipolar and pregnant. Topics included: depressions and manic episodes; anxiety; social stigma; treatments, mediation and side effects, therapy; role of genes; suicidality; support groups; substance abuse; mood monitoring; role of sleep, exercise and diet; and acceptance.

Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance

Author: Denise Campbell
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1119138019
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance is a succinct, illustrated guide covering the practical skills needed to manage obstetric and midwifery emergencies, as well as high-risk midwifery care. It provides clear guidance on the factors which predispose to complications so that preventative management can be employed whenever possible. Broad-ranging yet easy-to-read, Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance details the underlying physiology and pathophysiology related to the emergency and explores both the physical and psychological care of the woman, partner and newborn during and following the emergency. Key features: Evidence-based, with guidance from the NMC, RCOG, NICE, and The Resuscitation Council Presented in an innovative, visual style that makes the key concepts easy to understand Provides helpful websites that expand on various topics as well as providing information on support groups for the woman and her family Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance is an ideal guide for practising midwives, pre‐registration student midwives, general practitioners and junior doctors to support both revision and clinical practice.

Parenting a Bipolar Child

Author: Gianni L. Faedda
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572244232
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An overview of the available treatment options and most effective parenting strategies for dealing with bipolar disorder in a child or adolescent offers an essential resource that provides up-to-date information on the ailment.