Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

by Jacqueline Langwith

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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The Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.; This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of postpartum depression, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research. Controversies surrounding postpartum depression-including the necessity of screening, ; Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737757828
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Series: Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Understanding Postpartum Depression

1 An Overview of Postpartum Depression Paula Ford-Martin Ken R. Wells 14

2 Postpartum Depression and Bipolar Disorder Michele Hoos 22

3 The Possibility of a Postpartum Depression Gene John J. Medina 30

4 Brain Changes Are Linked to Postpartum Depression Madonna Behen 40

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Postpartum Depression

1 Postpartum Depression Screening Is Necessary John Grohol 46

2 Postpartum Depression Screening Is Not Beneficial K.L. Carlson 53

3 Treatment for Postpartum Depression Is More Important than Breast-Feeding Lisa Sniderman 60

4 Breast-Feeding Can Help Lessen Postpartum Depression Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett 66

5 Postpartum Depression Should Be a Legal Defense for Women Who Kill Their Children John Floyd Billy Sinclair 80

6 Postpartum Depression Is Not Always a Valid Legal Defense for Women Who Kill Their Children Richard E. Vatz 87

7 Men Can Get Postpartum Depression Too Emily Anthes 93

8 Post-Adoption Depression Is Similar to Postpartum Depression Karen J. Foli Meredith Resnick 99

Chapter 3 Personal Experiences with Postpartum Depression

1 Living Through Postpartum Psychosis Sarah R. Fields 105

2 My Journey Through Postpartum Depression Marie Osmond 114

3 A Dad Talks About About Having Postpartum Depression Joel Schwartzberg 119

Glossary 123

Chronology 127

Organizations to Contact 129

For Further Reading 133

Index 137

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