A Mother's Tears: Understanding the Mood Swings that Follow Childbirth

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Seven Stories Press, 1998 - Postpartum depression - 191 pages
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Understanding the Mood Swings that Follow Childbirth A comprehensive text on a subject of importance to all women of childbearing age and their families. Explains who is at risk of suffering the common symptoms of post-natal depression, how to ensure it is properly diagnosed, and the role of partners in finding caring solutions to the problems that arise. Includes case studies, interviews with sufferers and argues strongly that post-natal depression should be treated as a serious illness.

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Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common illness, yet it is often overlooked and undertreated. This book is a challenge to physicians to consider PPD a significant disorder and an alert to new mothers ... Read full review


Foreword by Paul J Goodnick M D
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ARLENE M. HUYSMAN, PHD. is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in mood disorders. Her pioneering work in the field is cited widely, and she gives frequent workshops and seminars at hospitals, child care agencies, and clinics around the United States. She has appeared as an expert on postpartum depression on Good Morning America and Fox News. Dr. Huysman lives in Miami, Florida.

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