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For too long, postpartum depression has been misunderstood, and those who suffer from it have been stigmatized, say Venis, a psychiatric registered nurse and past president of Depression After Delivery (which recently merged with Postpartum Support International), and McCloskey, former editor at Marlowe & Company. Motherhood is commonly depicted as a happy event, but many women are not prepared to deal with the emotional, physical, and psychological stress. The authors aim to help with their own stories of experiencing postpartum depression before going on to explain what the condition is, list its symptoms, discuss relevant diagnostic tests, direct readers to healthcare professionals, and address self-care, among other topics. Personal histories, questionnaires, and easy-to-follow advice and tips make this a great resource. Bold-faced terms in the text are defined in a glossary. A list of organizations, suggested readings, and web sites complete this solid complement to Shoshana Bennett and Pec Indman's Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression. Recommended for consumer health collections.