Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
12 Reviews
More than one out of 10 new mothers experience post-partum depression (PPD), yet few women seek help. After Marie Osmond, beloved singer and TV talk show host, gave birth to her seventh child (four of her children are adopted), she became increasingly depressed. One night, she handed over her bank card to her babysitter, got in her car, and drove north-with no intention of returning until she had emerged from her crisis. After she went public with her own experiences with PPD on Oprah and Larry King Live, the response was overwhelming. Now collaborating with a doctor who helped her through her ordeal, Marie Osmond will share the fear and depression she overcame, and reveal how she put it all behind her and is moving on with her life.
  

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Review: Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression

User Review  - Dianne Oliver - Goodreads

Not a classic, but for anyone who has suffered through horrible depression you may find good info in the drs section in the back, and find a kindred spirit within this woman's journey. She is easy to like, humorous and real. If you haven't been in the pit, it may not hold your attention. Read full review

Review: Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression

User Review  - Beau - Goodreads

Understanding issues such as this can help us be less judgmental and more supportive of those we love as many suffer varying degrees of depression. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Behind the Smile
Overnight Sensation
Know Theyre Mine
Barefoot and Pregnant Thats
Fine Great
Its Independence Day for America Labor Day for
A Final Plea
One Shoe
Its Donny andWho Is That?
A Whole Other Reality
The Larger Picture
A Verdict of Not Guilty
Is That My Inner Voice or Did I Swallow My Cell Phone?
Christmas Mourning

Honorable Discharge
Someone to Watch Over
What a Pain in the Neck
Highway Hypnosis Youre Getting Very Shaky
To See Me This
Pull Up a Chair
Epilogue Poem
Maries List of PPD Symptoms
Appendix
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Marie Osmond lives in Los Angeles & Utah ...& out of PPD.

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