Baby and the bathwater

Sarah Mares
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00549
Published online: 26 August 2014

THIS BOOK, part of the Black Dog Institute series, illustrates the misery, struggle and survival of parents during pregnancy and the baby's first year. It is written by authors with internationally acknowledged clinical and research expertise in mood disorders and perinatal depression. The particular strength of this book is its use of patient stories (from the Institute's annual writing competition). More than being about just “baby blues”, it covers anxiety and depressive reactions, adjustment disorder, melancholic depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder.

  • Jade House and Toddler Clinics, Karitane, Sydney, NSW.



I was assisted in this review by colleagues in the perinatal team at Jade House, Karitane, in south-west Sydney.


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