This Isn't What I Expected [2nd edition]: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

This Isn't What I Expected [2nd edition]: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

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by Karen R. Kleiman, Valerie Davis Raskin
     
 

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"Will I ever feel like myself again?"
"Why am I so sad and irritable all of the time?"
"Will my wife ever be like she used to be?"
"Why didn't anyone tell us to expect this?"

If you or someone you love is among the one in seven women stricken by PPD, you know how hard it is to get real help. In this definitive guide, postpartum experts Karen

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"Will I ever feel like myself again?"
"Why am I so sad and irritable all of the time?"
"Will my wife ever be like she used to be?"
"Why didn't anyone tell us to expect this?"

If you or someone you love is among the one in seven women stricken by PPD, you know how hard it is to get real help. In this definitive guide, postpartum experts Karen Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin offer compassionate support and solid advice on dealing with every aspect of PPD. Their proven self-help program, which can be used alone or with a support group or therapist, will help you monitor each phase of illness, recognize when you need professional help, cope with daily life, and recover with new strength and confidence. Learn how to:

Identify the symptoms of PPD and distinguish it from "baby blues"
Deal with panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive urges, and stress overload
Break the cycle of shame and negative thoughts
Mobilize support from your husband or partner, family, and friends
Seek and evaluate treatment options
Cope with the disappointment and loss of self-esteem

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Editorial Reviews

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InfoDad.com, 11/7/13

“A thorough discussion of psychological and physiological factors involved in PPD, with advice on what to do to overcome it.”

BookViews Blog, 12/31/2013

“Anyone encountering [post-partum depression] or who knows someone encountering it should definitely read [this book].”

Protoview
“Kleiman, a social worker who runs a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders, and Raskin, a psychiatrist, describe the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors involved in postpartum depression and ways to overcome it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738216935
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
180,789
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, an international expert on postpartum depression, is the founder of The Postpartum Stress Center. Her other books include Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts and Therapy and the Postpartum Woman.

Valerie Davis Raskin, MD, is a Regional Medical Officer-Psychiatrist with the United States Foreign Service. She was formerly Chief of the Psychiatry Service and the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital, where she worked in the Women's Health Clinic, and was cofounder of the Women's Psychiatry Service in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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