Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

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Addicus Books, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 129 pages
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Every year nearly 400,000 women—approximately 15% of all new mothers—face postpartum disorders. Postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy, yet few understand it or are prepared to deal with it. This book examines the causes of treatment for postpartum depression. Topics covered include: The Unexpected and the Unknown, The Roller Coaster of Postpartum Blues, Postpartum Anxiety Disorders, The Spectrum of Pospartum Depression, Navigating the Mental Health System, Understanding the Use of Medication, For Fathers and Families, and Looking Ahead.

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Contents

The Unexpected and the Unknown
5
The Roller Coaster of Postpartum Blues
18
Postpartum Anxiety Disorders
25
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About the author (1998)

Linda Sebastian has been a psychiatric nurse for twenty-five years. She is the author of numerous professional journal articles and has been a featured speaker in the United States and China. She lives in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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