1.1 What are five characteristics of high level of excitability?
1.2 What are characteristics of extreme anxiety?
1.3 Under ‘Predisposition’, what are five characteristics that certain women at great risk possess?
2.1 What are many women, who had a stimulating professional life before becoming mothers, afraid of when having a baby?
2.2 Under the Icing on the Cake technique, what action is like the icing on the cake that may not always be realistic to expect?
3.1 What are a few gestures suggested in the ‘Easing the Father’s Fears’ technique?
3.2 What are two roles the father may do for his wife and his baby?
4.1 What is a child in great risk of developing when he/she is brought into an environment filled with rage, fear, and tension?
5.1 Why do marital disharmony and abuse increase the risk for depression?
6.1 How is the depression that is sometimes associated with unplanned pregnancy described?
7.1 What happens to pregnant women when depression overtakes them and their judgment is impaired?
8.1 For clients who are agoraphobic, how may a panic attack be triggered?
8.2 How are the symptoms of depression different from the symptoms of panic?
8.3 What is agoraphobia?
9.1 What does ‘Ghosts in the Nursery’ refer to?
9.2 Under ‘Untreated Anxiety’, how is ‘Postnatal Anxiety’ described?
10.1 What two characteristics define compulsion?
10.2 What are themes of obsession?
10.3 According to DSM, what four characteristics define obsession?
11.1 What can trigger flashbacks, nightmares, sleeplessness, hyper-vigilance, and panic attacks without the clients even being aware?
12.1 If left untreated, what can anorexia lead to?
12.2 What does the third type of eating disorder, termed as ‘eating disorder not otherwise specified,’ involve?
13.1 What are symptoms of postpartum psychosis on both the pregnant mother and the child?
A. Inexplicable panic attacks, physical reactions, such as palpitations, hot flashes, trembling, dizziness, excessive sweating, numbness, and tingling in the hands and feet, or even an impression of suffocation
B. Inability to sleep, frenetic activity that can lead to collapse, irritability, confused language, and difficulty in concentrating or reasoning properly
C. Losing touch with the outside world, or of becoming ‘boring’ by staying cooped up at home with a baby
D. (1) Previous psychological troubles; (2) postnatal depression after a previous childbirth; (3) heredity, such as a mother, aunt or sister having postnatal depression; (4) a bad experience during fertility treatments; (5) a difficult pregnancy
E. Trying to talk about something other than the baby, agreeing to go out once in a while without the baby and planning a weekend getaway in the future
F. Eliciting an apology
G. Serious psychological problems
H. The father may challenge the baby, often providing stronger sensations and emotion through the way in which he plays and communicates. Second, the father can provide a source of affection, support, and recognition for the mother.
I. As the function of a life interrupted or simply derailed
J. Because most women in these situations are unwilling or unable to share their pain or have no one to whom they can turn for support
K. By being in the place or situation that is feared or the anticipation of having to be in such a place or situation
L. They don’t know how or where to ask for help, and so they do the only thing they know to alleviate the pain
M. The fear and avoidance of places where escape or assistance might be difficult or embarrassing
N. Symptoms of panic do not creep up silently
O. A frequent occurrence, it often overlaps with symptoms of depression, and it also increases the likelihood of postpartum depression
P. Adverse childhood experiences by the mother that have not been explored or resolved and which may therefore trigger severe anxiety with relation to impending motherhood
Q. Concerns about or fear of contamination, aggression or violence, symmetry, sex, religion, and death or illness
R. Repetitive behaviors, and the behaviors or mental acts aimed at preventing or reducing stress
S. When women undergo pelvic exams as well as examinations of other intimate parts of their body
T. Persistent thoughts, impulses or images, which are intrusive and inappropriate, causing marked anxiety; thoughts, impulses or images that are not simply excessive worries about real-life problems; the person who attempts to ignore, suppress, or neutralize the thoughts with some other thought or action; and the person recognizes obsessive thoughts to be a product of his or her own mind.
U. Periodic bingeing without compensatory purging
V. Acute instability of mood, often hypomania, disorganized behavior, and, most seriously perhaps, hallucinations or delusions, usually revolving around the infant
W. Severe nutritional deficiency, insomnia, loss of bone density, mood changes, fatigue, and even ultimately death as the body’s systems begin to break down from lack of nourishment