Reassuring, positive guidance in understanding and treating PPD
Eighty to 90 percent of all new mothers experience some form of the "baby blues" at some point during or after pregnancy. Postpartum depression is a more severe disorder that, if left untreated, can have tragic consequences to the mother and her relationship with her infant and family. Each year in the United States, approximately half a million new mothers suffer from PPD. This dependable and sensitive guide helps new and experienced mothers and family members identify the symptoms of PPD, get a proper diagnosis, and get the most out of treatment. Readers will discover how to evaluate the various treatment options (medication, therapy, self-help groups), get the support they need from family and friends, address the loss of self-esteem, and even have another baby after PPD.
About the Author:
Shoshana S. Bennett, PhD (Danville, CA), a licensed psychologist, is the founder of Postpartum Assistance for Mothers and the President of Postpartum Support International. She is a noted guest lecturer who has been featured on national radio and television shows, including ABC’s 20/20.