About the Author
Jeannette Milgrom is Professor of Psychology in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Director of Clinical and Health Psychology at Austin Health and Founder and Director of the Parent-Infant Research Institute, Australia. She is internationally recognized for her work with mothers and babies and is currently President-Elect of the Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health. She is the author of six books, including Psychology and Psychiatry: Integrating Medical Practice (Wiley, 2001) and Treating Postnatal Depression: A Psychological Approach for Health Care Practitioners (Wiley, 1999), and over 110 scientific articles and chapters. Alan W. Gemmill is Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Research at the Parent-Infant Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He has led novel research into perinatal mental health for 14 years and has a special interest in clinical treatment studies and preventive intervention programs for maternal mental health difficulties. He has published widely on such topics as the neurodevelopmental benefits of early stress reduction for premature infants; the prevention of perinatal mood disorders and parenting difficulty; the major risk factors for perinatal depression and anxiety; and the predictive value of screening instruments for perinatal mood disorders.