Beyond the Baby Blues: The Complete Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Handbook combines scientific advice with the experiences of individuals and families affected and the professionals who treat them.
The book includes scientific explanations of PND, discussion of perinatal screening, and discussion of how Australia compares with the rest of the world in diagnosis and treatment. Caring professionals, family members and friends explain how they helped PND sufferers, as well as how their involvement affected their own lives, while self-care strategies will help parents take care of themselves and their families throughout life.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter One – The Transition to Parenthood
- Chapter Two: Why do I feel so awful?
- Chapter Three: How Did This Happen?
- Chapter Four: Early Intervention
- Chapter Five: Diagnosis
- Chapter Six: Treatment and Recover – Talking Therapies
- Chapter Seven: Treatment and Recovery – Medications and alternative therapies
- Chapter Eight: My Recovery
- Chapter Nine: Dads and Depression
- Chapter Ten: Special cases
- Chapter Eleven: Having Another Baby
- Chapter Twelve: How to Help – Advice For Family and Friends
- Chapter Thirteen: Looking Back On It Now- Personal Stories and Reflections
- Chapter Fourteen: Starting With Myself- Self-care Strategies for a Family – for a Lifetime.
- Chapter Fifteen: Start Talking
- State/Territory Resource Lists and Recommended Reading
About the Authors
- Catherine Knox is CEO of the Gidget Foundation and a mother of five. Cathie experienced anxiety and depression when her first two sons were young and speaks on the topic widely.
- Benison O’Reilly is a medical writer, co-author of The Australian Autism Handbook and a mother of three.
- Seana Smith is author of Sydney For Under Fives, co-author of The Australian Autism Handbook, and a mother of four. Seana was diagnosed with PND after the birth of her second child.
Australia 2nd edition, 2014.