Finally-a definitive guide to women's reproductive mental health. The Textbook of Women's Reproductive Mental Health is the first comprehensive text for understanding, diagnosing, and supporting the unique mental health needs of women and others who undergo female reproductive transitions during their entire reproductive life cycle. Based on the award-winning National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry, this groundbreaking book collects the latest thinking, research, and real-world practice from the brightest minds in psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology, and other women's health specialties to provide the most complete compendium on women's reproductive mental health and the mental illnesses that arise at times of reproductive transition.
This much-needed resource is positioned to be a cornerstone in the burgeoning field of reproductive psychiatry. Practitioners, researchers, and academics alike will gain an inclusive understanding of the mental, emotional, and behavioral disturbances related to female reproductive stages, including menstruation, pregnancy and the postpartum period, and perimenopause. Organized for everyday use, this convenient resource presents up-to-date information, case examples, and practical tools alongside data-supported guidance for treatment.
A thorough introduction to the physiology of the woman's reproductive life cycle is included, with focused chapters that dive deep into a full range of mental health conditions related to reproductive hormone transitions. Highly visual coverage brings concepts to life using informative illustrations, charts, and graphs to discuss topics such as
• Sexual health and contraception• Premenstrual mood disorders• Psychiatric disorders and treatments during pregnancy, the postpartum period, and perimenopause• The effects of stress during pregnancy and attachment• Infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, and delivery of offspring with major health problems• Managing psychiatric emergencies• Prescribing commonly used drugs, including usage during pregnancy and lactation
No other resource provides the depth of knowledge on reproductive psychiatry presented in the Textbook of Women's Reproductive Mental Health. Keep this book at your side for the latest screening tools and treatment options, as well as instant answers to questions about the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and pathophysiology of specific disorders.
About the Editors:
Lucy A. Hutner, M.D., is Co-founder and Advisor for Phoebe in New York City.
Lisa A. Catapano, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Sarah M. Nagle-Yang, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Women's Behavioral Health and Wellness Service at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
Katherine E. Williams, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Women's Wellness Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.
Lauren M. Osborne, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Associate Director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center; and Fellowship Director of the Advanced Specialty Training Program in Reproductive Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.