Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders

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What do Princess Diana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, and Mary Jo Codey all have in common with 950,000 other women in the U.S. each year? They all have suffered from postpartum depression, a disabling mental health syndrome.

In Happy Endings, New Beginnings, Dr. Feingold presents her unique approach for navigating the journey through postpartum disorders. Guiding women through the challenges, feelings and distressing symptoms, she leads them to a new view of the postpartum ...

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Overview


What do Princess Diana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, and Mary Jo Codey all have in common with 950,000 other women in the U.S. each year? They all have suffered from postpartum depression, a disabling mental health syndrome.

In Happy Endings, New Beginnings, Dr. Feingold presents her unique approach for navigating the journey through postpartum disorders. Guiding women through the challenges, feelings and distressing symptoms, she leads them to a new view of the postpartum experience and how to make it a positive, life-changing event. Here is an inspirational book filled with fascinating true stories of women Dr. Feingold has coached through post-birth disorders to take control of their new lives and find lasting fulfillment, as she did in her own life. It also provides a new perspective for therapists and other health professionals treating women during this critical period.

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"...readers will find Feingold's message both hopeful and empowering. Highly recommended for any woman struggling with PPD" LIBRARY JOURNAL

November 15, 2013 - Workshop - Antepartum & Postpartum Mood Disorders, Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Presented by Susan Benjamin Feingold, Psy.D

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Published studies report that postpartum depression (PPD) affects between five to 25 percent of all mothers. Feingold—a clinical psychologist depression as well as a former PPD sufferer—offers ngold presents a broad range of practical suggestions for healing related to diet, exercise, relationships, humor, finding hope and inspiration, and much more. She also discusses extensively the role of spirituality in healing. She defines spirituality broadly to include organized religion as well as meditation, creative pursuits, and more, citing studies to support her claims without sounding preachy. Short case studies, some in patients’ own words, add interest and illustrate the principleseveral places the author seems to assume that her readers have spouses/partners. Nevertheless, most readers will find Feingold’s message both hopeful and empowering. Highly recommended for any woman struggling with PPD.—Janet Crum, City of Hope Lib., Duarte, CA
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882824024
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 949,794
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Susan Benjamin Feingold is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of antepartum and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders, as well as mental health issues relating to reproductive functions. In addition to her private practice she is a professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. A past board president of Depression After Delivery, she has provided continuing education to nurses, physicians, medical students, midwives and social workers as well as facilitating support groups. She has been frequently interviewed by The Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, People Magazine, Self, and the APA Monitor and featured on Channel 7 TV News Report, WTTW Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce and Fox News. Dr. Feingold resides in Highland Park, IL.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Part I Postpartum Emotional Disorders

Chapter 1 Testing Truths and Falsehoods about Postpartum Depression 3

Chapter 2 The Postpartum Continuum 9

Part II Postpartum Advice, Myths and Our Significant Relationships

Chapter 3 Unsolicited Advice: You're Not Doing It Right! 21

Chapter 4 Cultural Practices, Myths and Rituals 31

Chapter 5 A Supportive Guide for Spouses and Partners 37

Chapter 6 The Benefits of Supportive Friends 49

Part III Principles for Healing, Growing and Finding Meaning from Postpartum Depression

Chapter 7 Finding Meaning 81

Chapter 8 Principle I: Finding Ways to Heal 103

Chapter 9 Principle II: The Power of Hope and Inspiration 133

Chapter 10 Principle III: The Power of Spirituality 143

Chapter 11 Faith to Get You Through Life's Challenges 165

Chapter 12 Principle IV: The Healing Effect of Your Narrative 175

Chapter 13 Post-Postpartum Transitions and Transformations 187

Conclusion 191

Acknowledgements 197

Appendix A 199

Appendix B 209

Appendix C 211

Notes 215

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    A dear friend of mine suffered post partum depression.  This fin

    A dear friend of mine suffered post partum depression.  This fine book taught me to understand the condition.  For sufferers, best of all it shows how the situation can be turned around and taken advantage of in one's personal development.

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