Women's Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan by Diana Lynn Barnes

By Diana Lynn Barnes

In this e-book you’ll discover a thoughtfully edited chronicle of the original convergence of genetic, hormonal, social, and environmental forces that effect a woman’s psychological overall healthiness over the process her lifestyles. either complete and nuanced, Women’s Reproductive psychological wellbeing and fitness around the Lifespan captures the technological know-how, medical commentary, and collective knowledge of specialists within the box. pros and laypersons alike are well-advised to make room on their bookshelves for this one!

-Margaret Howard, Ph.D., Warren Alpert scientific university of Brown collage; girls & babies sanatorium, windfall RI

This impressive number of paintings is a vital, well timed, and masses wanted source. Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes has been instrumental in bringing realization to the desires of perinatal girls for many years. In Women's Reproductive well-being around the Lifespan, she brilliantly unites the clinical international of reproductive lifestyles occasions with the psychiatric and mental international of psychological wellbeing and fitness concerns linked to them. Her services, mixed with contributions through exceptional leaders within the box, create a quantity of labor that are meant to be studied rigorously by way of each clinical and psychological future health supplier who works with women.

-Karen Kleiman, MSW, The Postpartum rigidity middle, writer of remedy and the Postpartum Woman

Finally, a ebook that addresses the whole scope of women’s reproductive psychological healthiness spanning the gamut from puberty to menopause. The record of bankruptcy individuals reads like a who’s who of foreign specialists. certain to this publication is its specialise in the interplay of genetics, hormonal fluctuations, and the social atmosphere. it's a needs to addition for the libraries of clinicians and researchers in women’s reproductive psychological health.

-Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, Board of Trustees distinct Professor, institution of Nursing, collage of Connecticut

Pregnancy and childbirth are quite often seen as joyous events. but for various girls, those occasions as an alternative deliver anxiousness, melancholy, and emotional misery. elevated curiosity in danger aid and early medical intervention is bringing reproductive matters to the vanguard of women's psychological health.

The scope of Women's Reproductive psychological future health around the Lifespan starts lengthy earlier than the childbearing years, and keeps good after these years have ended.

Empirical findings, case examples, and dispatches from rising components of the sphere remove darkness from consultant concerns around the continuum of women's lives with the objective of more beneficial care benefitting girls and their households. bankruptcy authors talk about advances in components corresponding to fertility therapy and birth control, and current present considering at the mental effect of being pregnant loss, menopause, melanoma, and different stressors. those professional members emphasize the connections among an individual's biology and psychology and cultural expectancies in shaping women's psychological future health, and the stability among a client's precise heritage and present scientific wisdom clinicians have to deal with issues. incorporated within the coverage:

  • The adventure of puberty and emotional wellbeing.
  • Body picture concerns and consuming issues within the childbearing years.
  • Risk evaluate and screening in the course of pregnancy.
  • Normal and pathological postpartum anxiety.
  • Mood issues and the transition to menopause.
  • The evolution of reproductive psychiatry.

A reference with a longer shelf existence, Women's Reproductive psychological well-being around the Lifespan complements the paintings of researchers and practitioners in social paintings, medical psychology, and psychiatry, and has power relevance to all wellbeing and fitness care execs.

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Davis, E. , Glynn, L. , Schetter, C. , & Sandman, C. A. (2007). Prenatal exposure to maternal depression and cortisol influences infant temperament. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(6), 737–746. de Rooij, S. , Yonker, J. , Painter, R. , & Roseboom, T. J. (2010). Prenatal undernutrition and cognitive function in late adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(39), 16881–16886. DeCasper, A. , & Fifer, W. P. (1980). Of human bonding: Newborns prefer their mothers’ voices.

Research from the Karolinska Institute confirms a highly sensitive period during the first 1–2 h after birth that lays a long-term foundation for robust mental health in both baby and mother. In studying the long-term effects of hospital delivery and maternity practices on mother–infant attachment and interaction, investigators found that close contact, such as skin-to-skin contact and suckling, during the first 2 h after birth led to increased levels of maternal sensitivity, infant self-regulation, and “dyadic mutuality and reciprocity” 1 year after birth, when compared with pairs who were separated at birth.

I had to scrape my “human being” out of me and let “her” float off. …I sent “her” away because “she’s” bad and no good (Von Glahn, 1998, p. 164). Conclusion We have already covered the severe lifelong derangement of a daughter’s selfregulation capacities—her downregulated HPA-axis, her irritable temperament— that can be wrought by her mother’s persistent stress during pregnancy. When looked at through the lens of a continuum of attachment beginning in utero, pregnancy is also a series of lessons in which we can appreciate the guiding relevance of neuropsychiatrist Allan Schore’s definition of stress as “an asynchrony in an interactional sequence” (Schore, 2001).

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