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Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Un libro in lingua di Milgrom Jeannette (EDT) Gemmill Alan W. (EDT) edito da Blackwell Pub, 2015

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Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety brings together the very latest research and clinical practice on this important topic from around the world in one valuable resource. Leading international experts, clinicians, and researchers explore the evidence for accuracy and limitations of identification methods in the context of emerging knowledge and policy implications. This book is one of the first to compare current screening guidelines, particularly those in Australia, England and Wales, Scotland, France, and the United States. Topics and controversies tackled include unresolved questions around infants and fathers, training for health professionals, integrating pathways to care with early identification, and the economics of screening. Up-to-date practical guidance on how to screen, broader assessment, and diagnosis and management is provided. Timely and comprehensive, this is the first book to offer synthesis and analysis of the current state of research and practice in early identification of perinatal mental health difficulties while also sketching out future screening technologies and areas in need of further research.

Jeannette Milgrom is Professor of Psychology in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences a the University of Melbourne, Director of Clinical and Health Psychology at Austin Health, and Founder and Director of the Parent-Infant Research Institute, Australia. She is internationally recognized for her work with mothers and babies and is currently President-Elect of the MarcT Society for Perinatal Mental Health.

Alan W. Gemmill is Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Research at the Parent Research at the Parent-Infant Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He has led novel research into perinatal mental health for 14 years and has a special interest in clinical treatment studies and preventive intervention programs for maternal mental health difficulties. He has published widely on such topics as the neurodevelopmental benefits of early stress reduction for premature infants, the prevention of perinatal mood disorders and parenting difficulty, the major risk factors for perinatal depression and anxiety, and the predictive value of screening instruments for perinatal mood disorders.

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