The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820955
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

If these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, you're in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and it's perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking you've been missing. Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, you'll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. You'll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners. How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. -Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life. -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572248014
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

If these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, you're in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and it's perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking you've been missing. Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, you'll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. You'll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners. How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. -Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life. -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Pregnancy Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1572245891
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Health & Fitness

Written by two anxiety experts, this workbook addresses topics specific to new mothers, including hormonal changes and common concerns pregnant women and new mothers have, and offers anxiety management techniques.

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Author: Karen Kleiman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136857706
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Genre: Psychology

What if I drop my baby when I go down the steps? What if I burn the baby in the bathtub? Thoughts like these can be frightening to new mothers, but are a common symptom pregnant and postpartum women can experience. Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts addresses the nature of these intrusive, negative and unwanted thoughts. Kleiman and Wenzel offer answers to the women who seek information, clarification, and validation in this useful resource for healthcare professionals working with these mothers. Written by two clinicians who have established themselves as leading experts and authors in this specialized field, this book maintains a compassionate tone that will be a voice familiar to many women in the postpartum community. Whether you must confront these negative notions personally or in your practice, this book will explain what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can be done about them.

Supermom

Author: Stacey Ackerman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462008643
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When your plate is too full, it eventually tips. Welcome to the world of a Supermom. When an overachieving, successful businesswoman tries to be perfect in every role of her life, it leads her onto a dark road of postpartum anxiety and panic disorder with psychotic features. A poignant memoir written with humor and heartache, this autobiography details the other side of postpartum depression: anxiety, panic, and psychosis. Ackerman gently walks readers through her terrifying journey of how a seemingly charming life unfolds into a nightmare of physical and mental breakdown, ending with inspirational, heart-wrenching inner strength that gives hope to a world of women. Stacey Ackerman, otherwise known as Supermom, is an overachieving, type-A personality who survived a serious and debilitating mental health disorder after the birth of her third child. She shares her story in the hopes of helping other women survive a similar trauma. Her ordeal proves that a mental breakdown can happen to anyone, erasing the stigma of mental illness.

Therapy and the Postpartum Woman

Author: Karen Kleiman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781135856335
Release Date: 2008-07-24
Genre: Psychology

This book provides a comprehensive look at effective therapy for postpartum depression. Using a blend of professional objectivity, evidence-based research, and personal, straight-forward suggestions gathered from years of experience, this book brings the reader into the private world of therapy with the postpartum woman. Based on Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral theories, and on D.W. Winnicott's "good-enough mother" and the "holding environment" in particular, the book is written by a therapist who has specialized in the treatment of postpartum depression for over 20 years. Therapy and the Postpartum Woman will serve as a companion tool for clinicians and the women they treat.

The Worrier s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608822079
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Break the Bonds of Anxiety-Driven Procrastination You know that postponing things you need to do can result in negative consequences-overdue bills, unhappy supervisors, disappointed friends and romantic partners, and feelings of guilt or dread-but something inside keeps you from taking action. For many of us, that something is anxiety-fear of failure, firmly entrenched perfectionism, or even fear of success. With The Worrier's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, you'll develop the skills you need to understand and conquer the anxiety that lies at the root of your chronic avoidance. These proven skills for overcoming procrastination will help you to work productively, enjoy guilt-free leisure time, and free yourself from the anxiety that holds you back. Use this effective program to: •Identify the specific reasons behind your procrastination •Eradicate the negative thinking patterns that fuel anxiety •Set goals for boosting your productivity and improving time management •Make the commitment to change your habits for good

Pregnant on Prozac

Author: Shoshana Bennett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076275365X
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Psychology

Antidepressants today top the list of drugs prescribed to women. But what happens when you add pregnancy into the mix? Pregnant on Prozac is the first guide to separate the myths from the facts. Taking a pull-no-punches, prescriptive approach, it clearly spells out not only the possible risks of antidepressant use—whether it be Prozac, Wellbutrin, or any of the host of other drugs—by hopeful mothers but also the lesser-known yet serious risks to both fetus and mother from untreated depression. Shoshana Bennett answers such questions as: Does the media exaggerate the risk? What of options such as tapering the dose? What alternatives are worth pursuing? Most importantly, she empowers each woman with the knowledge to make the best decision for her. Pregnant on Prozac is a must-have for any prospective mother who has experienced depression or anxiety as well as anyone with a friend or loved one in this situation.

Anxiety in Childbearing Women

Author: Amy Wenzel
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433809001
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Psychology

Summary: "Researchers have made tremendous progress in identifying and describing the nature and phenomenology of perinatal anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety have been studied in relation to birth outcomes for more than 30 years, and diagnoses of perinatal anxiety disorders have been the subject of much empirical research particularly over the past decade. Various manifestations of perinatal anxiety are being linked with increasing frequency to the biological and psychological changes that accompany pregnancy and the postpartum period. Moreover, there is an increasingly large body of literature that identifies factors that have the potential to make women vulnerable to developing perinatal anxiety. Research pertaining to these and other related issues is brought together here in one volume for the first time. Whereas perinatal depression is a relatively straightforward condition to identify and define, perinatal anxiety is observed in many forms. Part I of this volume is geared toward the description of various manifestations of perinatal anxiety disorders and an evaluation of empirical research conducted to date. Part II of this volume focuses on the clinical implications of the many types of perinatal anxiety symptoms and disorders described in Part I. The Conclusion to the volume highlights important themes that emerge across chapters and proposes an agenda for future research"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Understanding Your Moods When You re Expecting

Author: Lucy J. Puryear
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618341072
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Mindful Motherhood

Author: Cassandra Vieten
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608826971
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Easy ten-minute meditation exercises and yoga poses throughout this book will help you cultivate greater flexibility and mindful awareness during pregnancy, childbirth, and your baby's first year. Whenever you have a moment to spare, open Mindful Motherhood and discover a skill that will help you find balance and fulfillment during those times when you feel most overwhelmed. Co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Mindful Motherhood contains what so many other parenting books omit:: the consoling information that each mother has the ability to know, deep within, how to care for her child. Mindful Motherhood is a gem. -Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Wise, soothing, and helpful-this is really good stuff for new mothers. -Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

This Isn t What I Expected 2nd edition

Author: Karen R. Kleiman
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738216942
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

If you or someone you love is among the one in seven women stricken by PPD, you know how hard it is to get real help. In this definitive guide, postpartum experts Karen Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin offer compassionate support and solid advice on dealing with every aspect of PPD. Their proven self-help program, which can be used alone or with a support group or therapist, will help you monitor each phase of illness, recognize when you need professional help, cope with daily life, and recover with new strength and confidence. Learn how to: Identify the symptoms of PPD and distinguish it from "baby blues" Deal with panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive urges, and stress overload Break the cycle of shame and negative thoughts Mobilize support from your husband or partner, family, and friends Seek and evaluate treatment options Cope with the disappointment and loss of self-esteem

10 Simple Solutions to Worry

Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822607
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

We all worry about things from time to time, but some of us just can’t seem to stop expecting the worst—even when our expectations are very unlikely to occur. This condition, chronic worry, is disruptive all by itself, and it can lead to other, more serious anxiety problems. This little book—the fifth in New Harbinger’s Ten Simple Solution series—offers a handful of easy and effective techniques for getting rid of worry once and for all. Drawing on powerful psychotherapeutic techniques, 10 Simple Solutions to Worry is a succinct resource of cognitive-behavioral techniques for controlling worry and reducing stress. Exercises include self-assessments, motivation builders, relaxation training, and cognitive restructuring. After identifying and changing the negative thoughts that result in worry, you’ll learn to replace worry behaviors with other, more positive and constructive activities.

The Art of Holding in Therapy

Author: Karen Kleiman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317444985
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: MEDICAL

First conceptualized by D.W. Winnicott, holding in this book refers to a therapist’s capacity to respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates an immediate and successful therapeutic alliance. Readers will learn how to contain high levels of agitation, fear, and panic in a way that cultivates trust and the early stages of connectedness. Also addressed through vignettes are personality types that make holding difficult, styles of ineffective holding, and how to modify holding techniques to accommodate the individual woman. A must-read for postpartum professionals, the techniques learned in this book will help clients achieve meaningful and enduring recovery.