Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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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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Not only is Behind the Smile the story of Marie Osmond's postpartum depression, it has sections of suggestions for those suffering from postpartum depression, risk factors and a list of places to get ... Read full review


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

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

Dr Judith Moore is Director of Counselling at UEA and Director of the Centre for Counselling Studies. She has taught on the full-time Diploma since 1992 and has published several articles and chapters on the person-centred approach. She is particularly interested in the question of the self and the spiritual dimension of the person.

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