Although more than 400,000 new mothers this year will experience some degree of Postpartum Depression-tears, anxiety, and depression-PPD remains largely misunderstood and mistreated. Indeed, most obstetricians routinely refer depressed new mothers to psychologists, a simplistic single-therapy approach that often falls short of curing the patient. Based on the authors' research and unique, highly successful treatment approach, Conquering Postpartum Depression outlines a multidisciplinary action plan for beating PPD. Recommending a combination of group or individual talk therapy and new-parent counseling-and in some cases the safe use of antidepressants even while pregnant or breastfeeding-the authors explain the genetic factors and pre-existing conditions that can contribute to PPD. Helping PPD mothers bond with their new children, and explaining how husbands also suffer forms of postpartum depression, Conquering Postpartum Depression promises to be the book that new mothers reach to for authoritative and reassuring counsel.
Ronald Rosenberg, M.D. , a psychiatrist and OB/GYN, is an expert on postpartum depression, psychiatric medications, and the treatment of depression in women. A member of the faculty of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, he lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Deborah Greening, Ph.D. , is a clinical psychologist who conducts group therapy with couples and families suffering from postpartum depression. She lives in Troy, Michigan. James Windell, M.A. , is a psychologist who specializes in family issues and the author of several books, including 8 Weeks to a Well-Behaved Child. He lives in Royal Oak, Michigan.