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Postpartum Depression and Child Development

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ISBN 9781572305175
Published September 16, 1999 by Guilford Press
322 Pages

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Book Description

One in ten women suffers from an episode of significant depression following the birth of a baby. These depressions can have a profoundly negative effect on the quality of the mother-infant relationship, and in turn, on the course of child development itself. The book should be of interest to professionals concerned with the impact of parental psychiatric disorder on parenting and child development, including psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and social workers as well as students in these areas.

Table of Contents

Paykel, Foreword. Part I: Introduction to Postpartum Depressive Disorders. O'Hara, The Nature of Postpartum Depressive Disorders. Part II: The Architecture of the Mother infant Interactions and the Implications for Postpartum Depression. Papousek, Fragile Aspects of Early Social Integration. Tronick, Weinberg, The Psychotoxic Effects of Maternal Depression on the Mutual Emotional Regulation of Mother Infant Interaction. Part III: Comparitive Studies of the Imapact of Postpartum Depression in Child Development. Hay, Postpartum Depression and Cognitive Devlopement. Murray, Cooper, The role of the Infant and Maternal Factors in Postpartum Depression, Mother Infant Interactions, and Infant Outcome. Teti, Gelfand, Maternal Cognitions as Mediators of Child Outcomes in the Context of Postpartum Depression. Campbell, Cohn The Timing and Chronicity of Postpartum Depression. Part IV: The Treatment of Postpartum Depression and Associated Mother Infant Disturbances. Cooper, Murray, The Impact of Psychological Treatments of Postpartum Depression on Maternal Mood and Infant Development. Field, The Treatment of Depresses Mothers and Their Infants. Cramer, Psychodynamic Perspectives on the Treatment of Postpartum Depression. Part V: Postpartum Psychosis. Hipwel, Kumar, The Impact of Postpartum Affective Psychosis on the Child. Rutter, Afterword: Maternal Depression and Infant Development: Cause and Consequence; Sensitivity and Specificity.

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`This is an excellent overview volume that I would commend to all practitioners working with the children of women suffering postpartum depression.....It is affordable, accessible, and provides clinically relevant information not easily found elsewhere. Not to be missed.' - - Child Psychology & Psychiatry Review

`Explores the impact of postpartum depression through well-written chapters that capture international perspectives on research....Intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, and all professionals in the field of human development, this book belongs on the shelf of any student of postpartum depression.' - - Psychiatric Services

`An impressive collection of informative, richly referenced, and readable chapters....The research presented is far reaching, tackling many intriguing questions while raising more that require further investigation.' - - The Lancet (North American Edition)

`This is a timely collection of papers on a vital subject....A call to action for all of us in the field of infant mental health.' - - T. Berry Brazelton, M.D