Providing a practical guide for psychiatrists, obstetricians, and primary care health providers in the management of psychiatric illness in pregnancy, this important text presents an up-to-date review of the clinical literature relative to clinical management. Key topics include: * screening for mental illness in pregnancy * the effects of parental mental illness on children * the mentally ill mother and parenting of infants * infanticide and child abuse * post traumatic stress disorder and childbirth * substance abuse in pregnancy * mental illness and pregnancy from a transcultural perspective. As the only book on the topic edited by both psychiatrists and an obstetrician, "Psychiatric Disorders and Pregnancy" has a unique, interdisciplinary approach that ensures widespread and well-founded appeal.
Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK King's College Hospital, London. UK