Written to help remedy today's dearth of up-to-date, research-based literature, this unique volume brings together a multidisciplinary group of 17 experts who focus on the psychiatric perspective of this tragic cause of infant death.
Margaret G. Spinelli, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Maternal Mental Health Program at New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York.
ContributorsIntroductionAcknowledgmentsPart I: Epidemiology and Historical Legal StatutesChapter 1. A Brief History of Infanticide and the LawChapter 2. Epidemiology of InfanticidePart II: Biopsychosocial and Cultural Perspectives on InfanticideChapter 3. Postpartum Disorders: Phenomenology, Treatment Approaches, and Relationship to InfanticideChapter 4. Neurohormonal Aspects of Postpartum Depression and PsychosisChapter 5. Denial of PregnancyChapter 6. Neonaticide: A Systematic Investigation of 17 CasesChapter 7. Culture, Scarcity, and Maternal ThinkingPart III: Contemporary LegislationChapter 8. Criminal Defense in Cases of Infanticide and NeonaticideChapter 9. Medical and Legal Dilemmas of Postpartum Psychiatric DisordersChapter 10. Infanticide in BritainPart IV: Treatment and PreventionChapter 11. How Could Anyone Do That?: A Therapist's Struggle With CountertransferenceChapter 12. The Mother-Infant Relationship: From Normality to PathologyChapter 13. The Promise of Saved Lives: Recognition, Prevention, and RehabilitationIndex
We do recommend this book to clinicians treating women of childbearing age and to attorneys seeking to increase their knowledge about perinatal mental illnesses. * Phillip J. Resnick, M.D., and Susan Hatters-Friedman, M.D., Psychiatric Services * This excellent work should be a valuable tool for psychiatric and medical professionals, legal professionals, public health professionals, and interested laypersons.I would highly recommend it to all. As for me, I am going to keep this book with me, because as a forensic pathologist, I have to deal with infanticide cases almost on a daily basis, and now I know where to fall back upon, when I am stuck. * Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Book Reviews *
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