Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum

Principles and Treatment

  • Victoria┬áHendrick

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. C. Neill Epperson, Jennifer Ballew
    Pages 41-81
  3. Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Karin Larsen, Katherine M. Moore
    Pages 83-108
  4. Lori L. Altshuler, Carol Kiriakos
    Pages 109-138
  5. Karen A. Miotto, Elizabeth Suti, Monique M. Hernandez, Phivan L. Pham
    Pages 153-178
  6. Debra L. Franko
    Pages 179-196
  7. Mary F. Brunette, Teresa Jacobsen
    Pages 197-227
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-241

About this book


Although psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period are common, clinicians often feel apprehensive about treating such patients because of the potential adverse effects of prenatal medication. In Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum: Principles and Treatment, a panel of top experts in perinatal psychiatry reviews the many recent studies on the use of psychiatric medications in pregnancy and postpartum and assesses their impact on the diagnosis and treatment of pregnant/postpartum women. The authors focus on each of the major psychiatric illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, eating disorders, and mental illness, as well as on the potential impact of these illnesses on infants and children. Interpreting conflicting and inconclusive clinical findings, they spell out the lesser-known risks of prenatal medication exposure and illuminate a variety of issues that must be taken into account in choosing such treatments as medications, psychotherapy, parental education, and social skills training.
Comprehensive and clinically focused, Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and the Postpartum: Principles and Treatment quickly provides busy clinicians with all the information necessary to make informed, careful decisions on the safest and most effective treatment of psychiatrically disturbed pregnant women and new mothers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria┬áHendrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Olive View-UCLA Medical CenterSylmar

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