Emotional Care Books

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Anxiety:

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood
 by Karen Kleiman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD


The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions 
by Kevin Gyoerkoe Psy.D. ACT, Pamela Wiegartz Ph.D. ACT, Laura Miller MD

Depression:

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression 
by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin


Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety 
by Pec Indman & Shoshanna Bennett

This 150-page book is packed with the information you will need to understand postpartum depression and anxiety, how to reach out for help, and what family members can do to help. Written by Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., a former president of Postpartum Support International, and Pec Indman Ed.D and MFT, this book is sensitive to the specific difficulties families face in the postpartum period.

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming your Marriage After Postpartum Depression 
by Karen Kleiman

What Am I Thinking?: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression 
by Karen Kleiman

A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years 
by Ruta Nonacs


For Fathers:

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression 
by Karen Kleiman

Medication:

When Words Are Not Enough: The women’s prescription for depression and anxiety 
by Valerie Raskin

Medications and Mother’s Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology
 by Thomas Hale


Postpartum Psychosis:

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness 
by Teresa M. Twomey