This multi-disciplinary resource provides an overview of perinatal mental and physical health issues within the military population. Perinatal mental health has far-reaching implications for military readiness. The text provides insights to the effects of military culture on identification, evaluation, and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and is an invaluable resource for military and civilian primary and behavioral health providers.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures Foreword Melinda A. Thiam Contributors Part I: Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 1. The Psychological Aspects of Motherhood Melinda A. Thiam, Kelly O. Elmore, and Karen Weis 2. Overview of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Melinda A. Thiam and Karen Weis 3. Infant and Child Mental Health and Perinatal Illness Melinda A. Thiam, Eric M. Flake, and Michael M. Dickman 4. New Fatherhood: An Overview of Men’s Perinatal Mental Health Daniel B. Singley and Lisa M. Edwards Part II: Military Service and Perinatal Mental Health 5. Introduction to Military Service and the Military Family Melinda A. Thiam and Karen Weis 6. Perinatal Mental Health in the Military Melinda A. Thiam, Eric M. Flake, Kelly Elmore, Michael M. Dickman, and Kellie Haworth Part III: From Diagnosis to Treatment 7. Non-pharmacological Treatment Modalities Valerie Jobrak and Melinda A. Thiam 8. Pharmacological and Somatic Treatments in the Perinatal Period Melinda A. Thiam, Carla W. Schnitzlein, David S. Hodson, and Daniel J. Lee 9. Military Prenatal Intervention Models Karen Weis and Kelly Elmore 10. Military Perinatal Intervention Models in Pediatrics and Family Medicine Kellie Haworth, Eric M. Flake, Michael M. Dickman, and Melinda A. Thiam 11. Military Perinatal Mental Health Treatment in Behavioral Health Ashley Clark, Nicole Champagne, and Melinda A. Thiam 12. Support Services in Civilian and Military Communities Sondra S. Thompson and Melinda A. Thiam 13. “In Their Own Words…” Survivor Stories Amy De Nardo-Kaczmarek 14. Future Directions Melinda A. Thiam, David Hodson and Karen Weis Appendix: Body Image and Maternal Mental Health Sharon Gerdes and Melinda A. Thiam
Melinda A. Thiam, MD, is a staff psychiatrist in the military where she works as a clinic chief in behavioral health.
“There is very little focus given to perinatal mental health and there are few providers who feel comfortable treating these women with psychotropic medications. But it is a significant need. Thus, programs that choose to focus their work on perinatal mental health tend to stand out and have an important place in the medical and psychological literature. The fact this this book addresses both pharmacological treatments, self-help, and psychological treatments adds to its relevance and publishability.”—Amy Cameron, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University