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Understanding Postpartum Psychosis

Author : Teresa M. Twomey
ISBN : 9780313353468
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Threaded with in-depth stories from women who experienced postpartum psychosis - including one who committed infanticide - this unique and absorbing work offers psychological, medical, legal, and historical perspectives on this potentially deadly mental illness.

A Mother S Climb Out Of Darkness

Author : Jennifer Hentz Moyer
ISBN : 193980714X
Genre : Postpartum psychiatric disorders
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In this heartrending memoir told through memories, journals and medical records, one woman, Jennifer Hentz Moyer, shares her incredible journey into and out of postpartum psychosis. Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed this disease impacted not just Jennifer herself, but her beloved family as well. Following the birth of her son, Jennifer began a downward spiral of sleepless nights, gripping fear that someone would harm her or her baby, and irrational distrust of everyone including her husband. The delusion became real to her and at that point she became so impaired that she could not even recognize her doctor, who dialed 911. A call by her doctor began a medical journey which would forever change Jennifer. Through many hospitalizations and attempted medical interventions, she would eventually stumble upon a doctor who would become the catalyst to turn her medical crisis in the right direction towards positive mental health. Enter into Jennifer's life and see how her determination to become whole, coupled with her strong faith, played an incredible role in her recovery which continues to inspire her still to this day. Jennifer's deepest heart-cry is to get the message out: there is help, there is hope and you are not alone.

Insanity S Shoes

Author : Angela Tompkins
ISBN : 1495411796
Genre : Autobiography
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She's not a Brooke Shields or a Marie Osmond. She is just an average Mother. Author Angela Tompkins invites you to come along with her as she recounts her bizarre, scary and very real story about the events that preceded her hospitalization and two-week "vacation" in a psych ward for postpartum psychosis-and the afterwards as she worked to assume her role as Mother again. Angela offers you a look inside of the head of a woman that took a run through the streets of insanity after the birth of her second child.

Hillbilly Gothic

Author : Adrienne Martini
ISBN : 0743293533
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"My family has a grand tradition. After a woman gives birth, she goes mad. I thought that I would be the one to escape." So begins Adrienne Martini's candid, compelling, and darkly humorous history of her family's and her own experiences with depression and postpartum syndrome. Illuminating depression from the inside, Martini delves unflinchingly into her own breakdown and institutionalization and traces the multigenerational course of this devastating problem. Moving back and forth between characters and situations, she vividly portrays the isolation -- geographical and metaphorical -- of the Appalachia of her forebears and the Western Pennsylvania region where she grew up. She also weaves in the stories of other women, both contemporary and historic, who have dealt with postpartum depression in all its guises, from fleeting "baby blues" to full-blown psychosis. Serious as her subject is, Martini's narrative is unfailingly engaging and filled with witty, wry observations on the complications of new motherhood: "It's like getting the best Christmas gift ever, but Santa decided to kick the crap out of you before you unwrapped it." New mothers and those who have struggled with parenthood -- whether or not they dealt with depression -- will find affirmation in this story of triumph, of escape from a difficult legacy, of hope for others, and of the courage to have another baby.

The Yellow Wall Paper

Author : Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Genre : Marriage
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Back In Six Weeks

Author : Sharon Gerdes
ISBN : 0990467902
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 55. 8 MB
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A fictional account of a new mother with postpartum psychosis which shatters her life. The more she tries to pull together the pieces of her life, the more she fears she will lose everything.

Birth Of A New Brain

Author : Dyane Harwood
ISBN : 9781618688002
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 44. 95 MB
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After the birth of her baby triggers a manic maelstrom, Dyane Harwood struggles to survive the bewildering highs and crippling lows of her brain’s turmoil. Birth of a New Brain vividly depicts her postpartum bipolar disorder, an unusual type of bipolar disorder and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder. During her childhood, Harwood grew up close to her father, a brilliant violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic who had bipolar disorder. She learned how bipolar disorder could ravage a family, but she never suspected that she’d become mentally ill—until her baby was born. Harwood wondered if mental health would always be out of her reach. From medications to electroconvulsive therapy, from “redwood forest baths” to bibliotherapy, she explored both traditional and unconventional methods of recovery—in-between harrowing psychiatric hospitalizations. Harwood reveals how she ultimately achieved a stable mood. She discovered that despite having a chronic mood disorder, a new, richer life is possible. Birth of a New Brain is the chronicle of one mother’s perseverance, offering hope and grounded advice for those battling mental illness.

Strong As A Mother

Author : Kate Rope
ISBN : 9781250105592
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Expert, practical advice for complete mental and physical maternal health Kate Rope's Strong as a Mother is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood. Everyone knows the secret to having “the Happiest Baby on the Block.” This is your guide to being the Sanest Mommy on the Block. It will prepare you with humor and grace for what lies ahead, give you the tools you need to take care of yourself, permission to struggle at times, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do. This book will become a dog-eared resource on your nightstand, offering you the same care and support that you are working so hard to provide to your child. It will help you prioritize your emotional health, set boundaries and ask for help, make choices about feeding and childcare that feel good to you, get good sleep, create a strong relationship with your partner, make self care an everyday priority, trust your instincts, and actually enjoy the hardest job you will ever love. This book is here to take care of you.

Eyes Without Sparkle

Author : Elaine A. Hanzak
ISBN : 185775655X
Genre : Medical
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"Is a powerful medical autobiography describing the journey followed by the author into, through, and out of puerperal psychosis, the most severe form of postnatal depression. With vivid and intimate description of events and the author's feelings, this is the only book offering a single first-hand account of postnatal illness." --Cover.

Postpartum Depression

Author : Jacqueline Langwith
ISBN : 9780737757828
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The birth of a child should be a joyous time, but often those feelings are overshadowed in women who experience the "baby blues." This condition is typical in 80 percent of childbirths, and it only lasts a week or so. The more dangerous version lasts months or years, and can impact a mother's ability to care for herself, her family, and her new child. This guidebook provides essential information on postpartum depression, but also serves as a historical survey, by providing information on the controversies surrounding its causes, and first-person narratives by people coping with postpartum depression. Patients, family members, or caregivers explain the condition from their own experience. The symptoms, causes, treatments, and potential cures are explained in detail. Essential to anyone trying to learn about diseases and conditions, the alternative treatments are explored. Each essay is carefully edited and presented with an introduction, so that they are accessible for student researchers and readers.

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