Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-11-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book addresses the nature of the intrusive, negative, and anxious thoughts pregnant and postpartum women can experience. It provides answers to the women who seek information, clarification, and validation and is a useful resource for healthcare professionals who work with them. It is a resource for consumers and clinicians who must confront these negative cognitions by outlining what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can be done about them. The compassionate tone of the book will be a voice that is familiar to many women in the postpartum community, and is written by two clinicians who have established themselves as leading experts and authors in this specialized field.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
The Authorsp. xix
What's Going On
A Mother's Anxietyp. 3
A Closer Lookp. 21
Why Am I Having Scary Thoughts?p. 39
Clinical Concerns
How Do You Know If You Need Helpp. 59
Barriers to Reliefp. 79
Screening for Scary Thoughtsp. 97
Breaking the Cycle of Scary Thoughts
Things You Can Do to Feel Betterp. 117
Can You Really Change How You Think?p. 143
Professional Treatment Optionsp. 159
How Others Can Helpp. 177
Your Personal Treatment Planp. 191
Living With Uncertaintyp. 211
Afterwordp. 221
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 237
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