Resources and Further Reading
(With thanks to MuminMind for researching and compiling this information)
Directory of Postnatal Depression Support Organisations throughout Australia
General information on perinatal Mood Disorders
Emotional Health During Pregnancy and Early Parenthood booklet
Depression During Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/...atalperiod.pdf
Causes and Risk Factors of Depression in Pregnancy and the Postnatal Perio http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/...iskfactors.cfm
Adjusting to Parenthood
Unsettled Babies Helpful Information
Having Another Baby after Depression http://www.panda.org.au/images/stori...other_baby.pdf
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale - Checklist for pregnant Women and New Mothers http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.a...nload&fid=1236
Self-testing for Depression in Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period
Treatment for Perinatal Mood Disorders
Finding a Mental Health Friendly GP
Seeing your Doctor
What to Expect from a Mental Health Consultation
Booklet - A Guide to What Works for Depression. A Comprehensive Review of all Known Treatments for Depression, Including Medical, Psychological and Complementary and lifestyle Interventions.
Treatments for Depression
Strategies for Feeling Better http://www.panda.org.au/images/stori...ing_better.pdf
Antenatal Depression http://www.panda.org.au/images/stori...Depression.pdf
What is Antenatal Depression?
Factsheet Postnatal Depression http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.a...nload&fid=1114
What is Postnatal Depression?
Postnatal Depression and Breastfeeding http://www.panda.org.au/images/stori...astfeeding.pdf
Safety of Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Recovering from Postnatal Depression
What is Postnatal (Puerperal) Psychosis?
PND in Men
Men and Postnatal Depression http://www.panda.org.au/images/stori...en_and_PND.pdf
Hey Dad: Fatherhood - First 12 Months
Resources for partners, family and friends
Caring for Someone with Postnatal Depression
How to Help the Mother who is Not Acknowledging PND http://www.panda.org.au/images/stori...the_mother.pdf
- Stephanie Brown, Judith Lumley, Rhonda Small, Jill Astbury (1994) Missing Voices. The Experience of Motherhood. (Oxford University Press, Australia)
- Lisa Fettling (2002) Postnatal Depression: A Practical Guide for Australian Families. (IP Communications Australia)
- Lisa Fettling and Belinda Tune (2005). Women's Experiences of Postnatal Depression. Kitchen table conversations. (IP Communications Australia)
- Michael Lurie (2007) My Journey to Her World : How I Coped with My Wife's Depression(Grosvenor House) Visit the author's website
- Susan Maushart (1997) The Mask of Motherhood. How motherhood changes everything and why we pretend it doesn’t. (Random House Australia)
- Gordon Parker (2004) Dealing with depression. A common sense guide to mood disorders.(Allen & Unwin Australia)
- Brooke Shields (2005), Down came the rain. A mother’s story of depression and recovery. Michael Joseph (Penguin Books Australia)
- Gwendoline Smith (1997) Sharing the Load. (Random House NZ)
- Nicholson J, Henry AD, Clayfield J, Phillips S. (2001) Parenting well when you're depressed. (New Harbinger Publications, Inc. California)
Mood Gym is powered by the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at the Australian National University and “aims to help you identify and overcome problem emotions and show you how to develop good coping skills for the future”. You can start and stop as you go through the modules of this programme.
ecouch is the latest offering from ANU and is “a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.” “It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.” E-couch is also a research site as they use information gathered through the programme so the government can understand more about how to help people with depression and anxiety. Privacy is assured, but you are able to use an alias if you prefer.
Living life to the full is authored by Dr Chris Williams, a Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Glasgow. He set up this programme to make CBT more widely available and does not profit from the site (even the bookstore proceeds go elsewhere). You can start and stop the programme as time allows.