A Guide for Health Professionals and Users
Perinatal Mental Health
is an invaluable reference for
nurses, midwives and other health professionals working with this
client group, covering current thinking on the causes of
mothers? mood disorders and the consequences for her infant,
the family, society and most importantly the mother herself.
This book covers the recognition, treatment, care and management
of perinatal mental health disorders with chapters on the antenatal
period; postnatal depression and bipolar disorder; psychosis,
personality disorders, eating disorders, sexual issues, self harm
and suicide; possible causes of postnatal depression; the
multidisciplinary team; and global cultural practices.