Get the Tools to Recognize & Treat Postpartum Depression

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Postpartum depression affects about 15 percent of new mothers.
Air Date: 10/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Shoshana Bennett, PhD
Shoshana Bennett Dr. Shoshana Bennett (or "Dr. Shosh" as she is referred to by her clients) is a clinical psychologist and one of the nation's foremost experts on postpartum depression (PPD) and related perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

A popular guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she is the author of four books. She is also Executive Producer of the new documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon, the first documentary to expose the barriers women face in getting treatment for perinatal mental illness.
Get the Tools to Recognize & Treat Postpartum Depression
Did you know that postpartum depression (PPD) is the most common complication of child birth?

This year, more than 1.3 million expectant and new mothers will experience this mood-lowering disorder, which is triggered by hormonal and chemical changes in the body and brain.

Baby Blues, the mild mood swings which affect 80 percent of new mothers, occur in the first weeks after birth and are considered normal and not a mood disorder. To help us recognize symptoms in yourself, your loved-ones, and your friends, there are six principal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that you should be aware of.

  1. Postpartum Depression
  2. Postpartum Panic Disorder
  3. Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  4. Postpartum Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  5. Postpartum Bi-Polar Disorder
  6. Postpartum Psychosis

Listen in as Shoshana Bennett, PhD, shares the warning signs of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.


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