Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

A Temporary Madness

Author: Teresa M. Twomey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313353468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 173

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Threaded with in-depth stories from women who experienced postpartum psychosis - including one who committed infanticide - this unique and absorbing work offers psychological, medical, legal, and historical perspectives on this potentially deadly mental illness.

Birth of a New Brain

Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

Author: Dyane Harwood

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1618688006

Category: Self-Help

Page: 391

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After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type of bipolar disorder and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. During her childhood, Harwood grew up close to her father, a brilliant violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic who had bipolar disorder. She learned how bipolar disorder could ravage a family, but she never suspected that she’d become mentally ill—until her baby was born. Harwood wondered if mental health would always be out of her reach. From medications to electroconvulsive therapy, from “redwood forest baths” to bibliotherapy, she explored both traditional and unconventional methods of recovery—in-between harrowing psychiatric hospitalizations. Harwood reveals how she ultimately achieved a stable mood. She discovered that despite having a chronic mood disorder, a new, richer life is possible. Birth of a New Brain is the chronicle of one mother’s perseverance, offering hope and grounded advice for those battling mental illness.

Strong As a Mother

How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood: The Only Guide to Taking Care of YOU!

Author: Kate Rope

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250105595

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Expert, practical advice for complete mental and physical maternal health Kate Rope's Strong as a Mother is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood. Everyone knows the secret to having “the Happiest Baby on the Block.” This is your guide to being the Sanest Mommy on the Block. It will prepare you with humor and grace for what lies ahead, give you the tools you need to take care of yourself, permission to struggle at times, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do. This book will become a dog-eared resource on your nightstand, offering you the same care and support that you are working so hard to provide to your child. It will help you prioritize your emotional health, set boundaries and ask for help, make choices about feeding and childcare that feel good to you, get good sleep, create a strong relationship with your partner, make self care an everyday priority, trust your instincts, and actually enjoy the hardest job you will ever love. This book is here to take care of you.

A History of Infanticide in Britain, c. 1600 to the Present

Author: A. Kilday

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349123

Category: History

Page: 338

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The killing of new-born children is an intensely emotional and emotive subject. The hidden nature of this crime has made it an area incredibly difficult subject area for historians to approach up until now. This work provides the first detailed history of infanticide in mainland Britain from 1600 to the modern era.

Supermom

A Postpartum Anxiety Survival Story

Author: Stacey Ackerman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146200864X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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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.

The Scholar

St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Minorities

Page: N.A

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When Words are Not Enough

The Women's Prescription for Depression and Anxiety

Author: Valerie D. Raskin

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780553067132

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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Discusses the social, medical, and biological factors that affect women and the treaments used to manage depression and anxiety

Psychology & Mental Health: Parenting styles

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655609

Category: Psychology

Page: 2208

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This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

Manisch-depressiv für Dummies

Author: Candida Fink,Joe Kraynak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527658149

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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Himmelhochjauchzend und zu Tode betrübt - manisch-depressive Stimmungsschwankungen kennen viele. Aber wie kann man sie ertragen oder besser noch lindern? Die Psychiaterin Candida Fink erklärt, was im Gehirn passiert, wie man den richtigen Arzt findet und welche Therapien und Medikamente heute angewandt werden. Betroffenen und Angehörigen gibt sie Tipps zur Selbsthilfe, die die Symptome lindern können, Krisenzeiten überstehen lassen und sie für manische oder depressive Episoden wappnen. Übungen, Checklisten und Stimmungsbarometer machen auch kleine Fortschritte gleich ersichtlich und helfen, den Alltag in Familie und Beruf trotz aller Stimmungsschwankungen zu meistern.

Der Sinn des Wahnsinns - Psychische Störungen verstehen

Author: Neel Burton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827427746

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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Was es heißt, verrückt zu sein Die Zahl psychischer Erkrankungen nimmt vor allem in den Industrieländern stetig zu. Auch in Deutschland leiden immer mehr Menschen etwa an Depressionen oder Angststörungen. Psychische Störungen können uns alle betreffen: Sie sind in der Mitte der Gesellschaft angekommen, auch wenn ihr Wesen und ihre Ursachen nach wie vor Rätsel aufgeben. Das Buch von Neel Burton beschreibt und erläutert die wichtigsten dieser Störungen und rückt sie zugleich in ein neues Licht: Könnte der „Wahnsinn“ einen tieferen Sinn für uns Menschen haben? Der Sinn des Wahnsinns will auch eine Debatte über psychische Störungen anstoßen. Das Buch soll das Interesse an der Thematik wecken und den Leser dazu anregen, über jene geheimnisvolle Seite der Seele nachzudenken. Fragen gibt es genug: Was ist beispielsweise Schizophrenie? Warum ist sie so verbreitet? Warum tritt sie nur bei Menschen auf und nicht bei Tieren? Was kann uns dies über Körper und Seele sagen, über Sprache und Kreativität, über Musik und Religion? Welche Behandlungsmöglichkeiten gibt es bei Depression? Wie können Menschen lernen, mit Angst umzugehen? Wo liegt die Grenze zwischen psychisch „krank“ und psychisch „normal“? Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen psychischen Störungen und Genialität? Und sind wir alle ein wenig „verrückt“? Einfühlsam und mit zahlreichen Bezügen zu Literatur, Kunst und Philosophie widmet sich Burton den Grundelementen der Persönlichkeit, der Schizophrenie und dem „Preis des Menschseins“, der Depression und dem „Fluch des Starken“, der manisch-depressiven Erkrankung, der Angst und ihrem Zusammenhang mit Freiheit und Tod sowie dem Suizid. Dabei geht er der Frage nach, was uns psychische Störungen über das Wesen des Menschen und über die Bedingungen des menschlichen Daseins verraten können. „Eine fesselnde Lektüre für alle, die einmal einen Blick in die Welt der psychischen Störungen werfen wollen.“ Professor Robert Howard, Vorsitzender des Royal College of Psychiatrists in London

Beyond the Blues

A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

Author: Shoshana S. Bennett,Pec Indman

Publisher: Mood Swings Press

ISBN: 9780971712416

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 143

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The newest most concise and up to date book written for the women who are suffering, their partners and families, as well as health professions who work with pregnant and postpartum women. Includes assessment and treatment as well as prevention strategies. Glossary and Index are included

Postpartum Depression Demystified

An Essential Guide to Understanding and Overcoming the Most Common Complication After Childbirth

Author: Joyce A. Venis,Suzanne McCloskey

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781569242667

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 241

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Postpartum depression is the most common complication women experience after childbirth -- nearly 700,000 new moms suffer from it each year. Yet this serious mood disorder, characterized by sadness, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness and guilt, insomnia, and thoughts of harming the baby or oneself, continues to be widely misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed. In "Postpartum Depression Demystified, " renowned PPD authority Joyce Venis and Suzanne McCloskey, both PPD sufferers themselves, turn their combined experience and expertise into an insightful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. Venis and McCloskey cover topics including: - the nature of PPD and how it differs from other perinatal mood disorders - how to recognize and cope with the symptoms - how to obtain an accurate diagnosis - key risk factors and how to minimize them - medications and therapies - getting the support you need from your partner, family, and friends - how PPD can affect your relationship with your partner and your baby - nurturing yourself through recovery

A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide

Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention

Author: Stephen H. Koslow,Pedro Ruiz,Charles B. Nemeroff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139992422

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Suicide rates continue to increase globally. The volume of research in this field has also expanded rapidly. In A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide, leading researchers and clinicians provide a concise review of recent literature, report solutions achieved and give practical guidance for patient care to aid understanding and help prevent suicide. Each chapter is highly focused to provide pertinent information covering all major aspects of the field, from epidemiology and theories of causation through to treatment and prevention. This text will educate practising clinicians (psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, counsellors, and emergency room personnel) and other health care workers and researchers, as well as providing a pathway for undergraduate and graduate students interested in furthering their understanding of the complexities surrounding suicide. Further, mental health professionals and those in the social sciences will be extremely interested in this monograph, as will the University community, armed forces and interested lay public.

Understanding child development

for adults who work with young children

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9781418038106

Category: Education

Page: 767

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Understanding Child Development, 7e is a book designed for students in early childhood teacher preparation programs, and for teacher?s in-service and those in related in-service and preparation programs. It is now available in the seventh edition, and includes many new features and benefits. For students, it introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. For in-service teachers, the book offers an opportunity to evaluate their views of young children and compare them with the views presented in the book. In each section, critical social and cultural factors are related to young children?s development, and factors relevant to working with children with special needs are integrated throughout. Other areas covered include developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, working with children and families from diverse cultures, development of early stages of reading, the importance of brain development, and play and learning. Content is connected directly to the importance of play and technology to a young child?s learning is included, along with the popular theoretical views of learning. Many real life examples and anecdotes are included in the book in order to make theory and research come alive. The book is organized in larger sections with chapter divisions that provide the reader with easily digested segments of material. Each chapter includes boxed problems for reflection and for further learning, as well as further activities, reference lists, and review questions at the end of each chapter. The book includes many examples, explanatory charts, and full color photographs, and the online resources are expanded.

Understanding Human Sexuality

Author: Janet Shibley Hyde,John D. DeLamater

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072986365

Category: Psychology

Page: 668

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Accompanying CD-ROM ... "combines scientifically based multimedia, video, and web-based study materials into one easy-to-navigate resource."--CD-ROM container.