Mental Health Resources

General Depression

Perinatal/Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Stress

“Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy: A Risk Factor for Obstetric, Fetal and Neonatal Outcome? A Critical Review of the Literature”
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

“Early Childhood Origins of the Income/Health Gradient: The Role of Maternal Health Behaviors”
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

"Management of Major Depression During Pregnancy"
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org

Mental Health Publications

Books
Many books can be ordered through the PSI website www.postpartum.net using Amazon.com. Many of these books are sold below list price, and a portion of those proceeds are donated to the upkeep of the PSI website. Visit the PSI website, choose to visit the PSI Postpartum Bookstore & Video Center and double click on the title of the book that you wish to buy.

  • A Daughter’s Touch: A Journey of a Mother Trying to Come to Terms with Postpartum Depression 2005 by Sylvia Lasalandra. Quatto M Publishing.
  • A Deeper Shade of Blue 2006 by Ruta Nonacs. Simon and Schuster.
  • A Mother’s Tears: Understanding the Mood Swings that Follow Childbirth (1998) by Arlene Huysman, PhD. Appropriate for professionals. Call Publisher 7 Stories Press at: 1-800-596-7437. 
  • A Mouthful of Air (2004) by Amy Koppelman.  Published by MacAdam/Cage Publishing.  $12.50 US.
  • Behind the Smile:  My Journey out of Postpartum Depression (2002) by Marie Osmond. Published by Warner Books.
  • Beyond The Blues, A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression (2003) by Shoshana Bennett, PhD and Pec Indman, EdD.  Moodswings Press, 1050 Windsor St., San Jose, CA 95129, 408-252-5552, or toll free 888-HUG-MOMS.  www.beyondtheblues.com. Bulk rates available.
  • Composing Myself: A Journey Through Postpartum Depression (1998) by Fiona Shaw. Published by Steerforth Press, P.O. Box 70, South Royalton, VT, 05068. Hardback: (25% off & free shipping for PSI members only).
  • Conquering Postpartum Depression, a proven plan for recovery (2003) by Ronald Rosenberg, MD.  Published by De Capo Press.
  • Depression in Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Alternatives (2005), Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, Published by Hayworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press, Binghampton, NY.
  • Down Came the Rain:  My Journey Through Postpartum Depression (2005) by Brooke Shields.  Published by Hyperion.
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Postpartum Emotional Disorders (1997) by Ann  Dunnewold, PhD.  ISBN: 1-56887-024-8.    Published by  Professional Resources Press, Box 15560, Sarasota, FL, 34277-1560.  To order call: 1-800-443-3364, fax: 941-343-9201, e-mail: orders@prpress.com, or visit: www.prpress.com.  
  • Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood 2006 by Adrienne Matrini.  Free Press.
  • Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out with the Diapers (2005) by Marrit Ingman.  Seal Press.
  • Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill (2002) by Margaret Spinelli.  Published by American Psychiatric Publishing. 
  • Laughter and Tears: The Emotional Life of New Mothers 1997 by Elisabeth Bing and Libby Coleman.
  • Mommies Cry Too: A Painful and Triumphant Story of Postpartum Depression 2006 by Carol S. Harcarik.  Hartington Press.
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum (2005), edited by Lee S. Cohen, M.D. and Ruta M. Nonacs, M.D., Ph.D., published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC.
  • Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety (1998) by Linda Sebastian. Published by Addicus Books.  To order call: 1-800-352-2873.
  • Parallel Play 2007 by Thomas Rayfiel.  Random House Trade Paperbacks.
  • Perinatal Psychiatry: Use and Misuse of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (1994) by John Cox, M.D., and Jeni Holden.    To order call: 1-800-368-5777 or fax: 202-798-2648.  Order #DLBB8631.  American Psychiatric Publishing Group, 1400 K. Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005, USA.
  • Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide for New Mothers by Pacific Postpartum Support Society.  $10.00 + $2.00 shipping.  To order call: 604-255-7999 or write: #104-1416 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5L 3X9, Canada.  English & French
  • Postpartum Depression and Child Development (1997) edited by Lynne Murray and Peter Cooper.  322 pages.  Guilford Publications, Dept. 5R, 72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012, USA.  To order call: 1-800-365-7006 or e-mail: info@guilford.com.
  • Postpartum Depression for Dummies 2007 by Shoshana Bennett (Author), Mary Jo Cody (Foreward).  For Dummies.
  • Postpartum Depression: Every Woman’s Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention (1997) by Sharon Roan. 
  • Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression (2001) by Karen Kleiman.  Published by Xlibris Corporation. 
  • Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide (2006), Cheryl T. Beck, and Jeanne Watson Driscoll, Published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sadbury, MA.
  • Postpartum Mood Disorders (1999) edited by Laura Miller, M.D. 280 pages.  Published by American Psychiatric Publishing Group, 1400 K. Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20005, USA.  To order call 1-800-368-5777, fax: 202-789-2648, e-mail: order@appi.org, or visit: www.appi.org.
  • Postpartum Survival Guide (1994) by Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D and Diane Sanford, Ph.D.  Published by New Harbinger Publications  (out of print)
  • Practitioners (2005), by Jeannette Milgrom, et al, Published by John Wiley & Sons, LTD.
  • Pregnancy (2005), Shaila Misri, M.D., FRCPC, Published by Bantam Dell, New York, NY.
  • Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Depression During Rock-A-By Baby Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression (1996) by Verta Taylor, Ph.D., Published by Routledge.
  • Shouldn’t I Be Happy: Emotional Problems of Pregnant and Postpartum Women (1995) by Shaila Misri, M.D. Published by Simon and Schuster. 
  • The Cradle Will Fall 1996 by Carl Burak and Michele Remington.
  • The Ghost in the House: Motherhood, Raising Children, and Struggling with Depression (2006) by Tracy Thompson.  Harper Collins.
  • The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality, and What Really Matters 2007 by Diana Lynn Barnes and Leigh Balber.  Radcliffe Publishing.
  • The Lifter of My Head: How God Sustained Me During Postpartum Depression 2007 by Susan McRoberts.  Tate Publishing and Enterprizes.
  • The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book (2006) by Sandra Poulin.  Published by Berkley Trade.
  • The New Mother Syndrome: Coping with Postpartum Stress and Depression (1985) by Carol Dix.  Published by Doubleday.    (out of print)
  • The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption 2004 by Karen J. Foli and John R. Thompson.
  • This Isn’t What I Expected (1994) by Karen Kleiman, M.S.W., and, Varlerie Raskin, M.D. Published by Bantam Books
  • Treating Postnatal Depression: A Psychological Approach for Health Care 
  • What Am I Thinking?:  Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression, Karen Kleiman, MSW (2005)
  • When Words Are Not Enough: The Women’s Prescription for Depression and Anxiety (1997) by Valerie Raskin, M.D.  Published by Broadway Books
  • Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return To Hope 2006 by Tina Zahn.  Revell.
  • Wiped!: Life with a Pint Size Dictator 2007 by Rebecca Eckler.  Villard.
  • Women's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health (2000) by Deborah Sichel and Jeanne Driscoll.  Published by Harper.