Psychopharmacology And Pregnancy

Author: Megan Galbally
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642545629
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This book examines the role of psychopharmacological treatment in a range of disorders that may be encountered during pregnancy, including major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and substance abuse. The natural history of each condition pre and post-partum is analyzed and the evidence for the efficacy of drug treatments, evaluated. Special attention is paid to the potential dangers of different treatment options for both mother and fetus, covering risks of malformation, pregnancy and obstetric risks, neonatal risks and possible long-term consequences. The risks of not treating a particular condition are also analyzed. On the basis of the available evidence, management guidelines are provided that additionally take into account non-pharmacological options. Closing chapters consider the value of complementary and alternative medicine and ECT and explore future research directions.

Public Health Perspectives On Depressive Disorders

Author: Neal L. Cohen
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422816
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In 2001, the WHO recognized depressive disorders as the leading cause of disability worldwide. But most Americans who meet diagnostic criteria for major depression are untreated or undertreated. Luckily, recent advances have finally made it possible for the field of public health to address mental health in the population. Public Health Perspectives on Depressive Disorders fills a gap by identifying the tools and strategies of public health practice and by exploring their application to twenty-first-century public mental health policy and practice. By looking at depressive disorders through a public health lens, this book highlights the centrality of mental health to public health. Linking the available research on depressive illness at the population level with public mental health policy and practice, expert contributors set a research agenda that will help make mental health a central part of public health science and practice. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and practitioners to develop, facilitate, and conduct pilot and feasibility studies of promising preventive and treatment interventions that might mitigate the progression toward major depression and other mental disorders among populations at risk. The first part of the book underscores the public health significance of depressive illness by focusing on the evidence provided by recent approaches to nosology, epidemiology, illness burden, and impact on overall health. The second part looks at the social and environmental influences on depressive disorders that are critical to future efforts to prevent illness and to promote mentally healthy communities. The third and longest part addresses the vulnerability of diverse groups to depressive illness and underscore best practices to mitigate risk while improving both the preventive and therapeutic armamentaria. -- Ronald W. Manderscheid, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, coeditor of Mental Health, United States, 2000

Beischer Mackay S Obstetrics Gynaecology And The Newborn

Author: Michael Permezel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729584054
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Beicher & MacKay's Obstetrics, Gynaecology and the Newborn, 4th Edition is an update of the highly acclaimed Obstetrics and the Newborn, 3rd Edition and Illustrated Textbook of Gynaecology. It is the most up-to-date resource in Obstetrics and Gynaecology targeting those with fundamental understanding of this subject area and is written from the Australian perspective with incorporation of the latest RANZCOG guidelines. Experts throughout Australia and New Zealand have contributed content on the most prevalent topics encountered by obstetricians; gynaecologists and neonatologists today, ranging from global and indigenous reproductive health; sexual assault; gynaecological oncology through to neonatal assessment, malformations and transport. Alignment to RANZCOG guidelines including unique perspectives from the President, provides invaluable information for practice in the Australia. A summary of key points at the start of chapters highlights the main facts which readers should draw from each chapter. A vast range of anatomical drawings, graphs and clinical photos provide a practical perspective on the theoretical component within the textbook. Reference lists at the end of each chapter outline the strong evidence basis that supports the content of this edition. A new editor and contributor team brings in wealth of expertise from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Two new chapters on Global Reproductive Health and Indigenous Women’s Health place emphasis on the need to adapt women’s healthcare according to various cultural and socioeconomic factors. Emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis in obstetric care, with an increasing focus on fetal medicine. This edition will be available as an Expert Consult eBook along with the print book. The eBook will include enhancements to the images within the book, as enabled by the Inkling platform.

Joint Care Of Parents And Infants In Perinatal Psychiatry

Author: Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319215574
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This book addresses key issues in perinatal mental health and discusses the different types of psychiatric care that may be appropriate for pregnant women, parents and infants, with emphasis on the need for joint care. The wide range of preventive measures, mainly applicable in primary care and the various potential curative interventions are examined in detail, with coverage of ambulatory care, day care and the role of mother and baby units. The importance of working in networks and joint decision-making strategies is explained. In addition, an overview of maternal perinatal psychopathology is provided and other relevant aspects are fully discussed, including the establishment of parent–infant interactions and the impacts of parental psychiatric illness on parenting skills and infant development. The book will be invaluable for adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, midwives, nurses and all others involved in the provision of perinatal psychiatric care.

Foundations Of Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Sidney Bloch
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522870961
Size: 70.97 MB
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Foundations of Clinical Psychiatry: Fourth Edition is an introductory text for students of medicine and other health professions, including psychiatric nursing, psychology, social work and occupational therapy, as well as family doctors. This fourth edition emphasizes biological, psychological and social factors in assessing and treating patients, and illustrates this approach with dozens of clinical stories, the integrated use of DSM-5 classifications, and provides further reading suggestions. All twenty-eight chapters have been updated by the five editors in collaboration with their protgs. Chapters on ethics, the effects of trauma and the mental health of indigenous people, and a section on the mental health of refugees also feature.

Mood And Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy And Postpartum

Author: Lee S. Cohen
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781585622252
Size: 11.62 MB
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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.

Modern Management Of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders

Author: Carol Henshaw
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
ISBN: 9781909726772
Size: 10.37 MB
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This is a comprehensive overview of mental health problems associated with pregnancy and the year after delivery. This is a core component of maternity care. The second edition has been updated to reflect current practice, recent evidence and new clinical guidelines. Topics include diagnosis and management and issues for children and families.

Understanding Suicide

Author: Philippe Courtet
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319262823
Size: 46.56 MB
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In this book international experts address a range of key current issues relating to suicide. The opening chapters discuss nosology, definitions, clinical determinants, and conceptual models of the suicide process and consider the evidence regarding potential biomarkers of suicide risk based on neuroscientific research. Adopting a neo-Durkheimian perspective, the role of various social factors in the genesis of suicidal behavior is then explored in depth. Practical user-friendly tools that facilitate risk assessment by clinicians are provided, and detailed consideration is given to efficient and innovative strategies for the prevention of suicide and the treatment of suicidal behavior, such as psychotherapy, psychopharmacological approaches, and effective organization of care, including surveillance and the use of online tools. The final part of the book focuses on the need for and development of a personalized approach within the field of suicide prevention.

The Prescriber S Guide Antidepressants

Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107667968
Size: 48.41 MB
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This spin-off from Stephen Stahl's new, completely revised, and fully updated fourth edition of the Prescriber's Guide covers the most important drugs in use today for treating depression. Now established as the indispensable formulary in psychopharmacology, easy to navigate and easy to use, the Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based information with clinically-informed guidance to support clinicians in making the most effective prescribing decisions for the good of their patients. Incorporating information on the newest indications, new formulations, new recommendations and new safety data, this edition continues to provide the essential practical support required by anyone prescribing in the field of mental health.