Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy

Author: Megan Galbally
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642545629
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines the role of psychopharmacological treatment in a range of disorders that may be encountered during pregnancy, including major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and substance abuse. The natural history of each condition pre and post-partum is analyzed and the evidence for the efficacy of drug treatments, evaluated. Special attention is paid to the potential dangers of different treatment options for both mother and fetus, covering risks of malformation, pregnancy and obstetric risks, neonatal risks and possible long-term consequences. The risks of not treating a particular condition are also analyzed. On the basis of the available evidence, management guidelines are provided that additionally take into account non-pharmacological options. Closing chapters consider the value of complementary and alternative medicine and ECT and explore future research directions.

Joint Care of Parents and Infants in Perinatal Psychiatry

Author: Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319215574
Format: PDF
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This book addresses key issues in perinatal mental health and discusses the different types of psychiatric care that may be appropriate for pregnant women, parents and infants, with emphasis on the need for joint care. The wide range of preventive measures, mainly applicable in primary care and the various potential curative interventions are examined in detail, with coverage of ambulatory care, day care and the role of mother and baby units. The importance of working in networks and joint decision-making strategies is explained. In addition, an overview of maternal perinatal psychopathology is provided and other relevant aspects are fully discussed, including the establishment of parent–infant interactions and the impacts of parental psychiatric illness on parenting skills and infant development. The book will be invaluable for adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, midwives, nurses and all others involved in the provision of perinatal psychiatric care.

Drug Use and Abuse

Author: Stephen A. Maisto
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337408972
Format: PDF, Docs
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DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Author: Lee S. Cohen
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781585622252
Format: PDF
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Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum earns its important place in the literature by detailing our current understanding of the course, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum, including breast-feeding -- a top priority today because we now know that active maternal psychiatric illness during pregnancy and postpartum can exert long-term negative effects on child development and cause significant morbidity for the mother. In just five concise richly informative chapters, the nine distinguished contributors to Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum dispel prevailing beliefs and offer invaluable guidance in treating women during pregnancy and postpartum: • Course of Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period -- Despite the enduring belief that pregnancy is a time of emotional well-being for women, emerging data show that pregnancy is instead a time of increased vulnerability to psychiatric illness.• Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy -- Though the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and postpartum raises concerns, the accumulating data support the use of certain SSRIs/tricyclic antidepressants, especially when balanced against the risk to both mother and child of depression during pregnancy.• Management of Bipolar Disorder During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Weighing the Risks and Benefits -- Although the onset of bipolar disorder (BP) tends to occur during women's reproductive years, surprisingly little is known about the impact of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum, breast-feeding, and menopause on the course and treatment of bipolar disorder. • Postpartum Mood Disorders -- Women experience a dramatic increase in their risk of developing severe psychiatric illness during postpartum for a full year after delivery. Often overlooked, postpartum disorders must be identified and treated as early as possible to reduce the mother's risk for recurrent and treatment-refractory illness and the child's risk for long-term development problems due to the detrimental effect of maternal depression.• Use of Antidepressants and Mood Stabilizers in Breast-feeding Women -- This expanded clinical appraisal of the literature on antidepressant and mood stabilizer use in breast-feeding women shows that additional detailed pharmacokinetic investigations are urgently needed to enhance our understanding of nursing infant exposure and the role(s) of pharmacogenomics in determining infant exposure. Meticulously referenced and remarkably succinct, Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum provides critical information about the course of illness during pregnancy and postpartum to help guide effective individualized treatment decisions-decisions that are ultimately based on the patient's wishes.

Modern Management of Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders

Author: Carol Henshaw
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
ISBN: 9781909726772
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a comprehensive overview of mental health problems associated with pregnancy and the year after delivery. This is a core component of maternity care. The second edition has been updated to reflect current practice, recent evidence and new clinical guidelines. Topics include diagnosis and management and issues for children and families.

The Prescriber s Guide Antidepressants

Author: Stephen M. Stahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521743966
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a spin-off from Stephen M. Stahl's new, completely revised and updated version of his much-acclaimed Prescriber's Guide, covering drugs to treat depression.

Psychopharmacology Practice and Contexts

Author: Karen-leigh Edward
Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand
ISBN: 9780195519631
Format: PDF, ePub
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Psychopharmacology: Practice and Contexts is a practical and accessible text to assist nursing and allied health students in their understanding of psychotropic medications. It covers treatment monitoring through a range of care plans and interventions and provides strategies for minimising risk.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health

Author: Ranna Parekh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461489180
Format: PDF, ePub
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Long considered important for professionals working with minority and under-represented populations, cross-cultural competency has become a requisite for all health care providers. As society in the US increasingly diversifies, there is a crucial need to prepare health care professionals to effectively treat this changing population. The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health addresses the importance and relevance of cultural sensitivity in US mental health. Prominent researchers and clinicians examine the cultural and cross-cultural mental health issues of Native American, Latino, Asian, African American, Middle Eastern, Refugee and LGBQT communities. The discussion includes understanding the complexities in making mental health diagnoses and the various meanings it has for the socio-cultural group described, as well as biopsychosocial treatment options and challenges. In understanding the specific populations, the analysis delves into overarching concepts that may apply to specific populations and to those at the intersection of multiple cultures. An invaluable resource for mental health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, educators, leaders and advocates in the United States, The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health provides the necessary understanding and insights for research and clinical practice in specific cultural and multicultural groups.

Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs for Children and Adolescents

Author: Dean Elbe
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1616764562
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fully updated and expanded, and now in full color with intuitive icons throughout,packed with its unique comparison charts, and with patient / caregiver handoutsas printable PDFs - the widely acclaimed reference to psychotropic medications inchildren and adolescents is now more "user-friendly" than ever!Many psychotropic drugs are used to treat childhood and adolescent mental illnesson the basis of efficacy in adults, despite not being currently approved for use in theyoung. The lack of approval does not necessarily reflect lack of safety or efficacy,but it does reflect a lack of controlled studies. The Clinical Handbook of PsychotropicDrugs for Children & Adolescents is a unique resource to help you make the rightchoice for younger patients:* Independent, unbiased, evidence-based, clinically relevant* Based on independent published literature, including randomized controlled trials,open and double-blind studies, pharmacokinetic trials, cohort trials, case series,and case reports, as well as the experience of leading clinical experts* Includes monograph statements regarding use of each drug in children andadolescents* Shows approved and nonapproved indications for children and adolescents, aswell as for adults* Dosage comparisons based on scientific data* Unique comparison charts, handouts for patients/caregivers, and much more