Praeclarus Press Applauds The US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines Recommending Screening All Pregnant and Postpartum Women for Depression

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Praeclarus Press offers a wide range of books and webinars on maternal mental health that help professionals screen for depression and treat it effectively. The US Preventive Services Task Force recent report urges healthcare providers to screen all pregnant and postpartum women for depression, which affects 15% to 25% of new mothers in the US.

Perfect Mothers Get Depressed by Kimberly Thompson, PhD

Perfect Mothers Get Depressed by Kimberly Thompson, PhD

Perfect Mothers Get Depressed discusses some of the common beliefs mothers have that may seem harmless enough on the surface, but that can lead to depression.

Praeclarus Press is featuring a new webinar on postpartum depression and offers a full list of books and resources to help professionals work identify depression in new mothers. On February 25, 2016, please join Praeclarus Press for webinar with Kimberly Thompson, PhD, author of Perfect Mothers Get Depressed: Why Trying to be Perfect and Please Everyone Increases Your Risk of Postpartum Depression. What happens when a mother tries to do everything right, is afraid to let others know how she really feels, and is surrounded by others who do not support her? She’s at risk for postpartum depression. Perfect Mothers Get Depressed discusses some of the common beliefs mothers have that may seem harmless enough on the surface, but can lead to depression. Based on the author’s research this book describes the dilemma mothers face and giving specific things they can do to recover.

Praeclarus Press founder, Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, applauds the new guidelines issued by US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommending that all pregnant and postpartum women be screened for depression. Dr. Kendall-Tackett, author of Depression in New Mothers, is at the forefront of emerging discussions regarding childbirth, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and trauma. Praeclarus Press is dedicated to raising awareness for women's mental health and families affected by postpartum depression. According to Dr. Kendall-Tackett:

"Postpartum depression is a serious problem that affects 15% to 25% of new mothers in the US. The USPSTF guidelines are a great first step in raising awareness of this issue. Praeclarus Press features a number of books and webinars that will help professionals effectively screen for and treat depression in mothers."

Promoting "excellence in women's health" is the central mission of Praeclarus Press, and by providing books, webinars, white papers, etc. using the most current research, the press serves to educate, inform and create awareness.

Please visit the website to learn more about Praeclarus books on postpartum depression: Maternity Leave: A New Mother's Guide to the First Six Weeks Postpartum by Cheryl Zauderer, PhD, CNM, NPP, IBCLC; Perfect Mothers Get Depressed by Kimberly D. Thompson, PhD;A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA; Transformed by Postpartum Depression by Walker Karraa, PhD; A Mother's Climb Out of Darkness by Jennifer Hentz Moyer; Community Support for New Families by Jane Honikman, M.S. In addition to books, webinars on mental health and depression are also regularly produced and can be accessed when they are recorded live, or purchased after the recording.

Praeclarus Press is a small press that specializes in women’s health founded by health psychologist Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA. It features books, webinars, and products that support women's health throughout their lifespan. Based in Amarillo, Texas, the mission of Praeclarus Press is to produce materials that change women’s lives.

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