For Parents and Providers: Understanding Postpartum Depression

I’m always on the prowl for helpful books and resources to offer parents and providers, and I just came across PsychCentral’s review of the book, “Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression” by Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., and Pec Indman, Ed.D., MFT.

“This book set out to help caretakers of new mothers diagnose such problems as well as give several types of solutions for the various types of PPD. It also was written in such a way that the average person can understand what this terrible disease really is and how we might better help our families and friends through these hard times. It does a good job of removing the stigma and shame that has surrounded such problems. Hopefully, this will give pregnant women the courage to let their doctors know what’s going on even if it might feel embarrassing or confusing to the patient herself.”

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