Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders

Author: Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101174
Format: PDF, ePub
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"As a psychotherapist and educator of future mental health practitioners, I believe this work fills an important gap in reference books for professionals who care for childbearing women. Since the volume provides invaluable neurobiological research on depression and anxiety, I recommend this work to all health and mental health professionals."--Illness, Crisis and Loss Over the past three years, pregnancy related mood disorders have become the focus of health care advocates and legislators alike with subsequent reflection in nationwide media. Statistics on the prevalence of perinatal mood disorders suggest that up to 20% of women experience diagnosable pregnancy related mood disorders. The growing recognition of these common disorders, coupled with an increasing knowledge base about the dire consequences of untreated maternal depression, has propelled this issue to the fore of national public health priorities. This increasing awareness has also resulted in recent legislative and healthcare initiatives to screen, assess, and treat such disorders. On April 13, 2006, Governor Jon S. Corzine (D -NJ) signed a law requiring all new mothers to be educated and screened for postpartum depression. This law is the first of its kind in the country, but many states and federal advocates are proposing similar laws. The motivation for states and the federal government to adopt education and screening program is high and may soon be a federal mandate. But a major barrier to successful implementation of such programs is the lack of available resources to train healthcare professionals in this specialty. This book offers a major resource for healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, and medical, nursing, psychology, and social work students who will be confronting this problem in their practices. The contributions, by renowned experts, fill a glaring gap in the knowledge professionals need in order to successfully manage maternal mental health.

Perinatal Mental Health and the Military Family

Author: Melinda A. Thiam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317380428
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This multi-disciplinary resource provides an overview of perinatal mental and physical health issues within the military population. Perinatal mental health has far-reaching implications for military readiness. The text provides insights to the effects of military culture on identification, evaluation, and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and is an invaluable resource for military and civilian primary and behavioral health providers.

Migration fr he Elternschaft und die Weitergabe von Traumatisierungen

Author: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608109692
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wie können Kinder aus Migrations- und Flüchtlingsfamilien in unsere Gesellschaft integriert werden? Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über jüngste psychoanalytische, neurobiologische und entwicklungspsychologische Befunde zur frühen Elternschaft in Familien mit Migrationshintergrund und zeigt, wie Erkenntnisse aus der Traumaforschung konkrete Anwendung finden können. Angesichts der großen Anzahl neu eintreffender Flüchtlinge stellt sich zunehmend die Frage ihrer Integration. Ob sich Migranten in ihrem Gastland als willkommen, zugehörig und aufgenommen erleben oder als Eindringlinge, Schmarotzer oder Konkurrenten um Arbeitsplätze ist ein entscheidender Faktor für die psychosoziale Situation der gesamten Familie, besonders aber der Kinder. Hier setzt das Integrationsprojekt ERSTE SCHRITTE an, in dem Familien mit Migrationshintergrund nach der Geburt ihrer Kinder bis zum Eintritt in den Kindergarten von geschulten Mitarbeiterinnen betreut werden. Das Projekt könnte Vorbild sein für weitere bundesweite Maßnahmen auf diesem Feld. • Fallbeispiele aus Therapien und Präventionsmaßnahmen • Neurobiologisches Grundwissen über frühe Elternschaft • Neueste Erkenntnisse der frühkindlichen Spracherkennung und -entwicklung • Erkenntnisse der Traumatherapie für die besonders störanfälligen ersten Lebensmonate • Hilfsmaßnahmen für Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund, besonders für Flüchtlinge, Asylbewerber und traumatisierte Personen • Bedeutung kultureller Faktoren für das Gelingen und Scheitern von Förderangeboten - Grundbausteine für den richtigen Umgang und die Integration von Migrantenfamilien Dieses Buch richtet sich an: -Alle, die als Psychotherapeuten, Ärzte, Sozialarbeiter, aber auch in Behörden, Organisationen und Verwaltung mit »Frühen Hilfen«, Asylbewerbern und Flüchtlingen zu tun haben - Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychologen und -analytiker - Migrationsforscher, Erziehungswissenschaftler, Politiker

A Nurse s Guide to Women s Mental Health

Author: Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171141
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! 2012 Third Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing! "This is a great resource for any nurse working with women."--Score: 94, 4 Stars. Doody's Medical Reviews This is a quick-access clinical guide to the range of mental health issues and diagnoses that commonly affect women across the life span. It focuses on the unique biopsychosocial factors that make women especially vulnerable to psychological disorders and emphasizes key stressors specific to women that are precursors to mental illness. Frequent headings and bulleted, concise presentation of information facilitates reading. In addition to discussing mental health issues specific to women, the guide covers unique populations such as disabled women, lesbian and transgendered women, female veterans, women with forensic health concerns, and women who have been the object of violence. Chapters also address childbearing issues, including menstruation-related problems, infertility and its psychological implications, and antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum psychological disorders. Developmental milestones, the impact of culture on mental illness, and global health issues are covered as well. Tables and charts present key facts in an easy-to-read format. Key Features: Provides a concise, easy-to-use guide to womenís mental health issues across the life span for new and seasoned nurse practitioners Focuses on stressors unique to women as precursors of mental illness Delivers commonly occurring DSM-IV disorders in women, using a consistent format that includes etiology, assessment, and drug and behavioral therapeutic approaches Discusses preconception and childbearing issues, the impact of violence, female veterans, disabled women, lesbian women, and transgendered women

Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Author: Jeannette Milgrom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118888138
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety brings together the very latest research and clinical practice on this topic from around the world in one valuable resource. Examines current screening and management models, particularly those in Australia, England and Wales, Scotland, and the United States Discusses the evidence, accuracy, and limitations of screening methods in the context of challenges, policy issues, and questions that require further research Up to date practical guidance of how to screen, assess, diagnose and manage is provided. Considers the importance of screening processes that involve infants and fathers, additional training for health professionals, pathways to care following screening, and the economics of screening Offers forward-thinking synthesis and analysis of the current state of the field by leading international experts, with the goal of sketching out areas in need of future research

Mental Health Care for Nurses

Author: Anthony Harrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172797
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mental health is a significant factor in providing effective nursing care for patients in hospital and residential settings. Non-mental health nursing staff often lack the confidence, knowledge and skills to effectively meet the mental health needs of patients who are experiencing psychiatric problems and psychological distress. Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying mental health skills in the general hospital provides a step-by-step guide which will help nurses identify these needs and address them in practice. The first part of Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying mental health skills in the general hospital explores the context of mental health care in hospital and residential settings and provides a practical framework for assessment, planning and delivery of mental health care. The second part explores specific topics such as self-harm and suicide prevention, caring for the patient displaying challenging behaviour, maternal and perinatal mental health problems, mental health problems associated with old age, mood disorders, and illicit drug and alcohol dependence.

Depression Research in Nursing

Author: Reg Arthur Williams
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This book focuses on issues of depression research on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, postpartum and prenatal depression, chronic illness, posttraumatic brain injury, and other illnesses"--Provided by publisher.