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Resilience, Recovery, and Therapeutic Interventions for Peripartum Women with Histories of Trauma

  • Minden B. SextonEmail author
  • Diana C. Bennett
  • Maria Muzik
  • Katherine L. Rosenblum
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Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)

Abstract

Although traumatic experiences increase risk for myriad mental health sequelae, most individuals who experience marked adverse events do not meet the criteria for psychiatric disorders or appear to sustain chronic injury or functional impairments. This chapter entails several of the critical aspects of psychosocial resilience and recovery in the context of distal and proximal trauma. First, we review the literature on posttraumatic well-being among peripartum women. Second, we consider therapeutic processes central to trauma recovery and survivors’ care preferences. Finally, we present information on the current state of knowledge regarding the application of empirically supported interventions for major depressive disorder (MDD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and affect regulation difficulties to trauma-exposed peripartum women.

Keywords

Peripartum Women Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Affect Regulation Difficulties Postpartum PTSD Peripartum Depression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minden B. Sexton
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Diana C. Bennett
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Muzik
    • 2
  • Katherine L. Rosenblum
    • 2
  1. 1.Ann Arbor Veterans Healthcare SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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