Postpartum Depression For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118068149
  • ISBN-13: 9781118068144
  • DDC: 618.76
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Postpartum Depression For Dummies helps new and experienced mothers identify the symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) and include coverage on the much less severe baby blues. Readers will discover how to determine if they may have PPD, gain a better understanding of the disorder , get properly diagnosed, and seek and evaluate the various treatment options such as medication, therapy, do-it-yourself, and even utilizing self-help groups.  Readers will also learn how to get the most out of their treatment, get support from family and friends, address the loss of self esteem, and even have another baby after PPD.  For family members or friends, coverage will also be devoted to helping that special someone through this trying time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Bringing Postpartum Depression into the Light: What It's All About.
2: The Big Adjustment: Welcome to Motherhood.
3: These Ain't No Baby Blues: PPD, up Close and Personal.
4: You Mean There's More? Five Related Postpartum Disorders.
5: The Three Little Letters: PPD and You.
6: Looking Within: Is PPD Your Big Bad Wolf?.
7: A Professional Assessment: What's Huffing and Puffing at Your Mind's Door?.
8: Seeking Out a Therapist to Keep Your Proverbial House Standing.
9: Diagnosis Confirmed: Looking at the Treatment Options for PPD.
10: Venting Your Mind and Heart: Psychological Treatment.
11: Counteracting a Chemical Cause: Medical Treatments.
12: All Things Natural: Alternative Treatments.
13: Creating a Comprehensive Treatment Plan.
14: Traveling the Road to Recovery.
15: Getting the Most out of Your Treatment.
16: Setting the Supermom Cape Aside: Caring for Yourself.
17: Coping with Your Feelings.
18: Finding Somebod(ies) to Lean On.
19: Helping Your Partner Help You.
20: Helping the One You Love: A Chapter for Family, Friends, and Partners.
21: Moving beyond PPD.
22: Delight at the End of the Tunnel: Emerging with a New Sense of Self.
23: Deciding Whether to Have Another Baby.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Common Fantasies about Motherhood.
26: Ten Thoughts to Focus on Throughout the Dayf.
Appendix: Resources.