Frequently among the TOP TEN books on postpartum depression, obstetrics and gynecology, midwifery and nursing, this book has been acquired for the library collections of many renown professional and educational institutions including Yale, UPenn, Stanford, Brown, Northwestern, New York University, UTexas, U of Melbourne, Australia, University of California at Berkeley, New York Imperial College in London and many others.
Manuel Alvarez, M.D., "Ask Dr. Manny", Managing Health Editor, FOX News, Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science, Hackensack University Medical Center, says
"With the publication of Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspective and Treatment Guide for the Healthcare Professional, Stone & Menken offer professionals and students pursuing this specialty a uniquely comprehensive overview of the issue from the perspective of many renown leaders in women s reproductive mental health. Experts from research, medicine, treatment and advocacy offer their experienced views on evaluation, treatment and interventive approaches when confronting affective disorders in pregnancy and the postpartum. Inclusion of this text provides a substantial and much needed addition to professional educational curriculums in medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology and advocacy. Health care professionals currently working with women during their reproductive years will find the breadth and depth of its contents to be a valuable reference and resource tool when considering options for their clients and families."
Shari I. Lusskin, MD, Director of Reproductive Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center, comments
"Susan Dowd Stone and Alexis Menken have assembled an impressive team of experts in perinatal mental health who are committed to educating their colleagues about the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression. Topics include the consequences of untreated anxiety and depression for the baby, the mother, and the family, guidelines for screening, how to determine the best treatment options for individual patients (including psychotherapy and medications), and the role of the peer-support movement in fostering recovery. This book provides a wealth of clinically useful information that will serve as an excellent foundation for Psychiatrists, Obstetricians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and educated consumers".
Postpartum depression continues to splash the headlines with dramatic impact. The upside to this is that it significantly increases public awareness, which is always a good thing. The downside is that media exploitation often leads to the perpetuation of misinterpretations and misunderstandings, which can impede treatment and recovery.
Karen Kleiman, MSW, Founder, Postpartum Stress Center and top PPD author states:
"Although the availability of PPD self-help books and moving personal accounts continues to expand, books that address issues crucial to healthcare professionals who treat postpartum women have been lacking. Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, a pioneer for support, therapeutic interventions and legislation within the postpartum depression community for some time, and Alexis Menken, PhD, another great PPD authority, provide a solid foundation for a book that fills this critical gap in the literature. Together, with the most respected and expert voices in the PPD community, they have succeeded in creating a must-have resource for any healthcare practitioner who works with pregnant and postpartum women. Those of us who work in this field are eternally grateful to Susan Dowd Stone's dedication and hard work which has paid off in this indispensable resource!
Shoshana Bennett, PhD, author Postpartum Depression for Dummies and PPD expert says
"Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders is an excellent, welcomed addition to this important field of maternal mental health. Written by some of the field's most renowned experts, each book chapter lends a unique view, resulting in a well-rounded picture of these disorders and the approaches which heal them. "
Katherine Stone, author of Postpartum Progress, the nation's most widely read blog on PPD says:
"This is an excellent book. Mental health professionals, OB-GYNs, women's health nurses and others don't get near enough training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Susan Dowd Stone's book provides the kind of research-based knowledge needed on order for healthcare professionals to provide the proper support to women who may be going through antepartum depression, postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis and related illnesses. "