ERIC Number: ED455473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Perinatal Period: Early Intervention for Mental Health. Clinical Approaches to Early Intervention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 4.
Kowalenko, Nick; Barnett, Bryanne; Fowler, Cathrine; Matthey, Stephen
The perinatal period offers a unique opportunity for enhancing the mental health of women and their families. Women come into frequent contact with health professionals during this time and the enhancement of their emotional well being can promote their own, their infant's, and their partner's health. The aim of this book is to assist health practitioners to identify, assess, manage, and prevent mental health problems. These good practice guidelines address a range of conditions including perinatal depression and anxiety disorder, pre-existing mental health problems in mothers, and infants at risk for mental health problems. A multidisciplinary team of professionals along with consumers all had input into this publication. Chapter 1 discusses the guidelines for the development process. Chapter 2 reviews screening and assessment of depression, anxiety, and psychoses during the perinatal period. Chapter 3 presents ideas for prevention and intervention with parents. Chapter 4 reviews clinical management. Chapter 5 looks at the effects of parental mental disorders on infants. Chapter 6 summaries findings and suggestions from previous chapters. (Contains 126 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Early Identification, Emotional Problems, Females, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Intervention, Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Psychological Needs, Well Being
Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People, c/o CAMHS Southern, Flinders Medical Center, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042. For full text: http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People, Bedford Park, South Australia.
Identifiers - Location: Australia