Composing Myself: A Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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Steerforth Press, 1998 - Postpartum depression - 210 pages
Ten days following the birth of her second child, author Fiona Shaw was hospitalized with severe, suicidal depression. Here, with riveting vividness, she describes the horrors of her illness and treatment with electroshock therapy, but the true focus of her book is the process of her recovery. Her story is one of education and self-discovery that is also a haunting memoir of one woman's life and identity.

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COMPOSING MYSELF: A Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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A beautifully crafted, unflinching account of a young Englishwoman's battle with the demons in her psyche. Less than two weeks after the birth of her second daughter, Shaw begins a dismaying ... Read full review

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