Anxiety in Childbearing Women

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Wenzel, A. (2011). Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment. Washington, DC: APA Books.

This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific literature on the nature, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders in pregnant and postpartum women. This book was written for psychologists, psychiatrists, obstetricians, nurse practitioners, midwives, social workers and other helping professionals who work with childbearing women, as well as scholars and students who conduct research in this area and people who are interested in gaining an up-to-date overview of the scientific literature on this topic.

Praise for Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment

This volume is comprehensive in its coverage of perinatal anxiety and will be a wonderful resource for clinicians who work with pregnant and postpartum women. Wenzel’s scholarship and clinical acumen shine through in every page.

— Michael O’Hara, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, The University of Iowa

Wenzel strikes a perfect balance between reviewing the available research and presenting and integrative conceptual framework for understanding perinatal anxiety. This is an outstanding and much-needed resource for clinicians, researchers, and students.

— Pamela S. Wiegartz, Ph.D., Director of CBT Services and Training in Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

This book is a must for health care providers who treat women of childbearing age. Wenzel is an expert in the area and has done a fantastic job not only of presenting the information but also making recommendations regarding future research.

— Jeanne Watson Driscoll, Ph.D., RN, PC, JWD Associates, Inc., Boston MA & co-author, Women’s Moods and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide