×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
     

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

4.5 4
by Karen R. Kleiman, Valerie Davis Raskin, M.D.
 

See All Formats & Editions


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

Overview


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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A thorough description of postpartum emotional problems and their treatment can be found in a comprehensive new book...[It] includes a very valuable chapter on how husbands can help their wives when postpartum depression overcomes them."—Jane Brody

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:
188,586
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Davis Raskin, MD is a Regional Medical Officer-Psychiatrist with the United States Foreign Service. She was formerly Chief of the Psychiatry Service at the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital.

Karen R. Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of the Postpartum Stress Center, a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book sheds the light on those dark, dark days of PPD. Knowledge and treatment are the only cure. You WILL feel better again.