Modern Management of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders (2nd edn)
Carol Henshaw, John Cox and Joanne Barton
Due out April 2017.
You can buy this title online now, but please note your copy will
not be sent out until April 2017.
The management of mental health problems is a
core component of maternity care. Pregnancy and childbirth may be
accompanied by recurrence of pre-existing psychiatric problems, and
conditions such as postnatal depression and puerperal psychosis may
arise following delivery. Correct management of these problems is
essential for both the mother and the developing infant.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of
mental health problems associated with pregnancy and the year after
delivery. The second edition has been updated to reflect current
practice, recent evidence and new clinical guidelines. Key topics
- Issues for children and families.
- Screening for and prevention of mental
disorders in relation to childbirth.
- Prescribing and physical treatments in
pregnancy and lactation.
- Transcultural issues.
- Diagnosis and management.
An important text for psychiatrists who work
with pregnant women or new mothers, this book is essential for
trainees in perinatal psychiatry and will also be a useful resource
for nurses, psychologists, obstetricians, midwives and health
Readership: All adult psychiatrists who work
with pregnant women or new mothers. It will be also be useful
for trainee psychiatrists and for healthcare professionals of the
allied disciplines such as midwives and health visitors.
About the authors:
Dr Carol Henshaw - Consultant Psychiatrist at
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust; Visiting Fellow at
Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent; and Honorary Senior
Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.
Prof John Cox - Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry,
Keele University, Staffs.
Dr Joanne Barton - Consultant Child and Adolescent
Psychiatrist, North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Trust,
Critical review for the first edition:
"The authors successfully bridge science and practice, and ... do
not merely highlight problems. Rather they also provide
specific means for addressing these issues through clear and
feasible recommendations. ...Overall, this book provides an
integrative approach that will appeal to researchers and clinicians
alike. ...This book is an important and substantial addition to the
field of perinatal psychiatry. Perinatal mental health is examined
from every angle to help practitioners provide the best and
appropriately specialized care for women surrounding
Psychology of Women Quarterly
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Foreword - Margaret Oates
- Historical perspective and classification
- Perinatal depression, anxiety, stress and
- Puerperal psychosis
- Childbearing in women with existing mental
- Substance misuse
- Perinatal mental illness, children and the
- Screening and prevention
- Physical treatments during pregnancy
- Physical treatments and breastfeeding
- Service provision
- Perinatal psychiatry in multi-ethnic
Appendix 1: Organisations offering support and
Appendix 2: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression
Appendix 3: Resources