Postpartum Depression For Dummies
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.