The most practical guide currently available for psychiatrists, obstetricians, and primary health care providers in the management of psychiatric illness in pregnancy, this unique text provides a modern and fully up-to-date review of the clinical literature relative to clinical management in the field.
"…a welcome addition to the literature in an only recently appreciated field. It serves as a comprehensive resource to be used with clinical judgment for recognizing and managing pregnant patients with mental illness."
Introduction: Mental Illness in Pregnancy. Screening for Mental Illness in Pregnancy. The Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Children. The Mentally Ill Mother And Parenting of Infants. Infanticide and Child Abuse. Management of Affective Disorders in Pregnancy and the Puerperium. Management of Psychosis (Schizophrenia and Mania) in Pregnancy and the Puerperium. Management of Anxiety and Eating Disorders in Pregnancy and the Puerperium. Management of Personality Disorders in Pregnancy and the Puerperium. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Childbirth.
Substance Abuse in Pregnancy. Breastfeeding and Drug Treatment. The Use of Psychotherapy in Management of Mental Illness in Pregnancy. Practical Aspects of Primary Care. Models of Health Care in the Management of Women with Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy. The Effect of Mental Illness on Obstetric And Neonatal Outcome. The Effects of Termination of Pregnancy, Stillbirth and Congenital Abnormality on Mental Health. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Perinatal Psychiatry and Obstetric Interventions in Women with Mental Illness. Mental Illness and Pregnancy From a Transcultural Perspective