Monday, February 11, 2019

"Psych Up Live" Segment on Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression is suffered by 20% of women; but it is misunderstood and overlooked by many new mothers who suffer, as well as those who love them.

In this episode, Dr. Deborah Serani, psychologist, author and renowned expert in Depressive Disorders, clarifies Postpartum Depression in both a professional and personal way.

She discusses the causes of Postpartum Depression, the difference in symptoms between “ Baby Blues” and the other types of Postpartum Mental Health Disorders - and the reasons they are so often overlooked. She addresses the physical and psychological impact on the new mother and draws upon her own experience with Postpartum Depression to underscore the reality of the suffering and the reality that it can be treated.

Dr. Serani considers the value of medication, a wide range of evidenced-based treatments and the importance of many holistic approaches. She even considers Postpartum impact on the new dad, adoptive parents and same sex partners,  and the family and ways they can support the new mom.

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