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.
Acronyms and abbreviations; Preface; Foreword Margaret Oates; 1. Historical perspectives and classification issues; 2. Perinatal depression, anxiety, stress and adjustment; 3. Puerperal psychosis; 4. Childbearing in women with existing mental disorders; 5. Substance misuse; 6. Perinatal mental illness, children and the family; 7. Screening and prevention; 8. Physical treatments during pregnancy; 9. Physical treatments and breastfeeding; 10. Service provision; 11. Perinatal psychiatry in multi-ethnic communities; Appendix 1. Organisations offering support and information; Appendix 2. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale; Appendix 3. Resources; Index.