This book is a hands-on guide for facilitating treatment of anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Readers will learn about why anxiety and related difficulties can increase during pregnancy and the postpartum period, the critical roles that thoughts and behaviors play in maintaining symptoms, and how to apply practical cognitive and behavioral strategies to reduce distress and increase coping skills. Chapters are integrated with the latest research, and clinicians and individuals alike are presented with customizable cognitive behavioral therapy-based handouts, exercises, and worksheets proven to meet the unique needs of the perinatal population.

chapter |5 pages


part I|3 pages

Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy and Beyond

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Understanding Anxiety During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

9A Vulnerable Time

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

A Common Co-Occurrence With Anxiety

chapter Chapter 3|11 pages

A Cognitive Behavioral Approach for Reducing Symptoms

part II|2 pages

CBT for Anxiety and Depression

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Tackling Thinking Errors

Three Cognitive Strategies

chapter Chapter 6|13 pages

Problem Solving with Productive Worry

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

Behavioral Activation

Improving Mood by Changing Behavior

chapter Chapter 9|28 pages

Assertive Communication

Developing the Skills to Attain Your Needs

chapter Chapter 10|16 pages

Moving Forward

Maintaining Gains and Managing Slips

part III|2 pages

Other Approaches to Enhance Well-Being

chapter Chapter 11|8 pages

Choosing Among the Treatment Options for Anxiety and Depression

Considerations for Medication

chapter Chapter 12|13 pages

Strengthening Your Support Network to Reduce Stress