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

Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Author: Linda Sebastian
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 9781943886432
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Every year nearly 400,000 women—approximately 15 percent of all new mothers—face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the symptoms, causes, and treatment of postpartum depression. Topics covered include: risk factors for postpartum disorders, effects of a mother's depression on her baby, how medications and psychotherapy can help, mental health treatments and medications, and emotional support for new fathers.

Breastfeeding

Author: Ruth A. Lawrence
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323357760
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Breast milk

For more than 35 years, Dr. Ruth Lawrence's landmark reference has been the definitive guide to breastfeeding for the medical profession. The 8th Edition continues to bring together evidence-based clinical information on all aspects of breastfeeding, from the basic science of human lactation to issues of clinical management. Comprehensive, easy to read, and clinically relevant, it provides the most up-to-date information for physicians regarding breastfeeding, issues surrounding breastfeeding, and care of the lactating woman.

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.

The Birth of the Modern Mum

Author: Heather Irvine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780992453282
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

So much of modern motherhood is targeted at looking good even when you feel crap and making your baby look good even though he or she won’t settle or feed or stop crying, all in the shortest time frame possible. The Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klums of the world make it look easy; have a baby and get back on the runway 2 minutes later with a flat stomach, silky hair and glowing skin. What about the mothers who get acne from pregnancy, or whose hair turns grey, or can’t loose their baby belly in 10 seconds flat? This book is for them. Heather Irvine, Clinical Psychologist and head of the R.E.A.D Clinic, appropriately balances clinical expertise with common sense “mother appeal” for mothers struggling in their baby’s first year. The Birth of the Modern Mum looks at the serious issues such as Postnatal Depression (PND), relationship changes and physical changes that mothers face in their first year with a new baby while still providing light-hearted quick fixes that any mother can implement in short period of time. Heather taps into the realistic image of motherhood leaving behind the doldrums of medical professionally written books. The Birth of the Modern Mum is a book that any mother can be proud of. It can be placed on the coffee table right next to the Women’s Day or Famous magazines without shame should guests drop by. Because whilst the book tackles the factors that underlie PND and related cognitive and affective dysfunction no mother wants to have a heavy PND-title book sitting around in her lounge room. And let’s face it, once a book is put away on the bookshelf, in the life of a busy mum it’s unlikely to come out again.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Author: Lee S. Cohen
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1585622257
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum earns its important place in the literature by detailing our current understanding of the course, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum, including breast-feeding -- a top priority today because we now know that active maternal psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum can exert long-term negative effects on child development and cause significant morbidity for the mother. In just five concise richly informative chapters, the nine distinguished contributors to Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum dispel prevailing beliefs and offer invaluable guidance in treating women during pregnancy and postpartum: • Course of Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period -- Despite the enduring belief that pregnancy is a time of emotional well-being for women, emerging data show that pregnancy is instead a time of increased vulnerability to psychiatric illness.• Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy -- Though the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and postpartum raises concerns, the accumulating data support the use of certain SSRIs/tricyclic antidepressants, especially when balanced against the risk to both mother and child of depression during pregnancy.• Management of Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Weighing the Risks and Benefits -- Although the onset of bipolar disorder (BP) tends to occur during women's reproductive years, surprisingly little is known about the impact of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, breast-feeding, and menopause on the course and treatment of bipolar disorder. • Postpartum Mood Disorders -- Women experience a dramatic increase in their risk of developing severe psychiatric illness during postpartum for a full year after delivery. Often overlooked, postpartum disorders must be identified and treated as early as possible to reduce the mother's risk for recurrent and treatment-refractory illness and the child's risk for long-term development problems due to the detrimental effect of maternal depression.• Use of Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers in Breast-feeding Women -- This expanded clinical appraisal of the literature on antidepressant and mood stabilizer use in breast-feeding women shows that additional detailed pharmacokinetic investigations are urgently needed to enhance our understanding of nursing infant exposure and the role(s) of pharmacogenomics in determining infant exposure. Meticulously referenced and remarkably succinct, Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum provides critical information about the course of illness during pregnancy and postpartum to help guide effective individualized treatment decisions-decisions that are ultimately based on the patient's wishes.

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.

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.

Pregnancy Blues

Author: Shaila Kulkarni Misri
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780385338677
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Health & Fitness

Describes the widespread, yet rarely discussed phenomenon of pregnancy-related depression during gestation, discussing common causes and symptoms, and outlining a variety of available treatment programs.

This Isn t What I Expected 2nd edition

Author: Karen Kleiman
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738216935
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Pregnancy/Parenting: 1 in 5 postpartum women suffer from disorders on the postpartum spectrum; another 20-30% of new mothers deal with above-average anxiety. First published in 1994, this go-to resource for postpartum depression has been completely revised and updated, helping women--and their partners--sort through all the noise and myths so they can focus on getting the help they need"--

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

The Art of Holding in Therapy

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

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.

Beyond the Blues

Author: Shoshana Bennett
Publisher: Mood Swings Press
ISBN: 097171245X
Release Date: 2010-10-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Newly updated, Beyond the Blues contains the current information about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Straightforward yet compassionate, it is required reading for all who work with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as for those suffering before or after the baby is born. This book is being used and recommended by the The United States Department of Health and Human Services, US Navy, Spectrum Health in Michigan, Durham Regional Health Department of Canada, New York State Department of Health, Broward Healthy Start Coalition of Florida, the International Childbirth Education Association, and many other organizations.

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders A Clinician s Guide

Author: Cheryl Tatano Beck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763716493
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

Designed for clinicians delivering postpartum care, including clinicians, midwives, OB-GYN nurse practitioners, and women's health practitioners, this text overviews the six different mood and anxiety disorders that may present during a woman's postpartum year. Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders focuses on assessment, screening tools, diagnosis, treatment, and implications for practice, and includes case studies to integrate the process.

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.