The Postpartum Effect: Deadly Depression in Mothers

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Seven Stories Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 222 pages
The past decade has seen strides in the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression, which affects 400,000 women annually in the United States. Yet the most tragic of these cases—the filicides and suicides that spark tabloid frenzy—continue to be horribly misdiagnosed. Dr. Arlene Huysman, drawing on decades of clinical work, here describes the postpartum effect, the missing key to treatment.
Dr. Huysman’s book is designed to educate the general public, and to serve as a tool in the care provider’s hands. In The Postpartum Effect the author records anonymous first-person testimonies from mothers who were tempted to harm their children. She constructs a profile of mothers at greatest risk of the disease. All leading up to the central question: What drives a mother to the ultimate travesty? Dr. Huysman’s measured, empirical approach is a plea for understanding.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Foreword
13
Preface
19
What is the Postpartum Effect?
31
Who is at risk?
47
Medical Disregard
73
Treatments
85
Partners
105
Legislation and Justice
165
Medical Intervention Update
171
Getting Help
181
Epilogue
197
Bibliography
201
Notes
205
Index
213
Copyright

Mothers Who Killed
127

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