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Understanding postpartum psychosis : a temporary madness

Author: Teresa M Twomey
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.
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From the Publisher: Offering an understanding of postpartum psychosis, this riveting book explains what happens and why during this temporary and dangerous disorder that develops for some women rapidly after childbirth. Most of us are familiar with the baby blues, a passing sadness that strikes 50 to 75 percent of new mothers after delivery. And most of us understand postpartum depression, a sadness post-delivery  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twomey, Teresa M., 1965-
Understanding postpartum psychosis.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009
(OCoLC)609063607
Online version:
Twomey, Teresa M., 1965-
Understanding postpartum psychosis.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009
(OCoLC)610599138
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa M Twomey
ISBN: 9780313353468 0313353468
OCLC Number: 261177629
Description: xxii, 173 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: More than depression : differences among postpartum psychosis, postpartum depression, and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder / Shoshana Bennett --
Psychological views and treatment / Shoshana Bennett --
Postpartum psychosis across history and in the media today --
Legal views --
Women like me, and you : Teresa's story --
After the manic "super mom" period : Laura's story --
A story of recovery in five parts : Eva's story --
Obsessions and delusions : Wanda's story --
Suicidal thoughts, an "evil dog," and a call to police : Nicole's story --
Visions of mother and child "cut up" : Lisa's story --
A maze of medication and recovery : Marti's story --
Acting well but wanting to die : Sarah's story --
Seeing a dagger, hearing voices : Tara's story --
A murderous illness : Melanie's story --
Ninety miles with a dead baby : Katherine's story --
Conclusion : what we know, don't know, and need to do to prevent tragedy.
Responsibility: Teresa M. Twomey ; with Shoshana Bennett ; foreword by Katherine Wisner.

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Offering an understanding of postpartum psychosis, this book explains what happens and why during this temporary and dangerous mental illness that develops for some women after childbirth.  Read more...

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