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Postpartum Depression Treatment

How My Dreams of Blissful Motherhood Became a Nightmare

Susan Gamboa | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Susan Gamboa

About six weeks after I have birth, I started a rapid decline into a state of complete misery. I would stare at the blank wall, sometimes for an hour straight, listening to the negative thoughts circulating in my mind.

Catherine Pearson

Why So Many Women Don't Seek Help For Postpartum Depression | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents

Roughly four months after her first baby was born, Robin Farr noticed herself slipping, slowly, into a funk. "At the time, I didn't know what it wa...

Catherine Pearson

Why We Need More Research On Antidepressants During Pregnancy And Beyond | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

Between 14 and 23 percent of women are estimated to experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy, and 8 to 19 percent say they experience frequent ...

Treatment Works: Choosing a Therapist During Pregnancy or Postpartum

MotherWoman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents

By Mara Acel-Green, LICSW It takes a village to raise a family--and well-trained therapists are important members of that village. When I speak with ...

Listening Will Change Worlds: How to Birth Healthier Families

MotherWoman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents

By Mara Acel-Green, LICSW Listening will change worlds. Is this just the promise of an idealistic social worker? In some ways I fit that stereotype...

One T-Shirt Is The Telling Symptom That My Postpartum Depression Is Back (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 11.24.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

After the birth of my son, I wore one of three t-shirts. Ironically, it was a faded and loose "Life is Good" t-shirt. Looking at the words "Life is Good" on my t-shirt was like a daily reminder (or guilt trip, depending on the state of mind). I was suffering with postpartum depression, and the sight of myself in the mirror threatened my already fragile state.

Lisa Belkin

Breaking The Cycle Of Postpartum Depression And Poverty | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents

Lindsey Tomlinson could not stop crying. In the four months since her daughter Rachel was born, the new mother had spent numbing hours pacing her doub...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Postpartum Depression

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

What happens when complicated feelings serve as a blockade to the initiation of bonding and attachment or if initial parental enthusiasm recedes or is altogether absent?