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Postpartum Depression For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06814-4
388 pages
April 2011
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Part I: Bringing Postpartum Depression into the Light: What It’s All About.

Chapter 1: The Big Adjustment:Welcome to Motherhood.

Chapter 2: These Ain’t No Baby Blues: PPD, Up Close and Personal.

Chapter 3: You Mean There’s More? Five Related Postpartum Disorders.

Part II: The Three Little Letters: PPD and You.

Chapter 4: Looking Within: Is PPD Your Big Bad Wolf?

Chapter 5: A Professional Assessment: What’s Huffing and Puffing at Your Mind’s Door?

Chapter 6: Seeking Out a Therapist to Keep Your Proverbial House Standing.

Part III: Diagnosis Confirmed: Looking at the Treatment Options for PPD.

Chapter 7: Venting Your Mind and Heart: Psychological Treatment.

Chapter 8: Counteracting a Chemical Cause: Medical Treatments.

Chapter 9: All Things Natural: Alternative Treatments.

Chapter 10: Creating a Comprehensive Treatment Plan.

Part IV: Traveling the Road to Recovery.

Chapter 11: Getting the Most Out of Your Treatment.

Chapter 12: Setting the Supermom Cape Aside: Caring For Yourself.

Chapter 13: Coping with Your Feelings.

Chapter 14: Finding Somebod(ies) to Lean On.

Chapter 15: Helping Your Partner Help You.

Chapter 16: Helping the One You Love: A Chapter for Family, Friends, and Partners.

Part V: Moving Beyond PPD.

Chapter 17: Delight at the End of the Tunnel: Emerging with a New Sense of Self.

Chapter 18: Deciding Whether to Have Another Baby.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Common Fantasies about Motherhood.

Chapter 20: Ten Thoughts to Focus on Throughout the Day.

Appendix: Resources.


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