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Postpartum Depression For Dummies Paperback – January 10, 2007
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From the Back Cover
Identify PPD symptoms, get help, and get your life back
Worried that you — or someone you love — are suffering from postpartum depression? This understanding, authoritative guide explains this sensitive disorder and how it differs from the "baby blues." You'll see how to find the right doctors, evaluate the various treatments — from medication to therapy to self-help groups — and create a comprehensive plan for recovery.
Discover how to
- Get an accurate diagnosis
- Find the proper treatments
- Break the cycle of negative thoughts
- Speed up the recovery process
- Get support from family and friends
- Plan for another baby after PPD
About the Author
More About the Author
Dr. Shosh is a pioneer in the field. She is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is a former president of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh helped develop the official Postpartum Support International training curriculum for professionals which is now considered the gold standard in the field. She has helped over 19,000 women worldwide through individual consultations, support groups and wellness seminars. As a noted guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she travels throughout the US and abroad, training medical and mental health professionals to assess and treat postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. She earned three teaching credentials, two masters degrees, a Ph.D. and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.
Top Customer Reviews
A "must have" for anyone interested in the unexpected reality of PPD.
Almost 2 1/2 years ago, I gave birth to two beautiful twin daughters. Unfortunately, along with their arrival came the arrival of something much less desirable...postpartum depression. It was awful. I was terrified, and I felt horribly, horribly alone. I couldn't reach out to anybody, for fear of what a diagnosis would mean, but deep in my heart, I knew that something was terribly, terribly wrong. Still, I suffered in silence, and somehow made it through the most horrible ordeal of my life.
Recently, my husband and I decided that we were ready to try to have another baby. I knew with 100% certainty that I wanted another child, but the idea of going through another bout of PPD TERRIFIED me.
Then I found this book.
I ordered it online, and since it came in the mail, I've barely been able to put it down. It has given me such hope, confidence and PEACE to know that I'm not alone, that there is support out there, and that I may even be able to prevent it from happening altogether this time. I know I'm willing to try anything!
I am so thankful to Dr. Shosh for writing this book. I cannot say enough good things about it!! THANK YOU!!
Dr. Will Courtenay
Licensed Psychotherapist Specializing in Helping Men With Postpartum Depression
after seeing doe sens of gps, psychiatrist, psychologists ect no one gave me the right in site to what i was going through other than this simple bt reassuring easy to understand book postpartum for dummies. i had postpartum depression/ocd and alot of verbal info i was recieving was scary and all over the place until i came across this book. i am very grateful for reading such a inspiring book. a must read for any mums or mums to be who are going through any mental health issues or who just dont feel like somethings quite right. thankyou so much for this book. Megan
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was helpful with explaining PPD to my husband. A lot of helpful information.Published 27 days ago by Brenna Schram
Very good book easy to read as all Dummies books. If in trouble get it I also highly, highly recommend Brook Shields book on Postpartum Depression.
Best to all, Stormy
Seems good I didn't get a chance to read it. I sort of skimmed it.Published 9 months ago by Francesco Varga
For anyone who has just had a baby or is thinking about having a baby. Buy this book! This books really opened my eyes about what the symptoms are of postpartum depression/mood... Read morePublished 21 months ago by My thoughts
Great book for anyone suffering with postpartum depression a very easy read With loads of information. Excellent book highly recommendPublished on September 25, 2013 by stephieboots
This book has helped me understand what it is that I am feeling and gave me great advice on how to help myself in the situation, I really appreciate that author who take time to... Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Mariya
Its okay.. I dont feel like I learned anything that you don't already know from picking up on a few online articles. They just constantly repeat themselves over and over.. Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by MamaDean
order came fast, great book, great service, I can't complain at all. I would order similar books without hesitation. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Dmech4
I truly feel that any woman who is battling postpartum depression or postpartum ocd NEEDS to read this book! I cannot say enough good things about it. Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by db12481