Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression

The emotional you: postpartum adjustment

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Jane Honikman
Nancy Lee
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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
Publication Place: 
Santa Barbara, CA

Explains the emotional changes often experienced during the postpartum adjustment period, both by new mothers and by their partners. Provides background on the physical and hormonal changes that can lead to postpartum depression. Discusses the three most widely recognized forms of postpartum adjustment: the so-called "baby blues," postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis.

Self-assessment questionnaire

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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
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Santa Barbara, CA

Provides a short questionnaire designed as a self-reporting screening tool for postpartum depression. Invites readers to discuss their responses with a PPD professional or volunteer through a link leading to an extensive, geographically categorized listing of experts in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Heartache and hope: living through postpartum depression

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Parent Development Centre, Calgary, Association
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Gives information on postpartum depression. Tells the stories of four couples who celebrate the positve outcomes of their postpartum experience.

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MENH.H43

Postpartum publications and resources

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Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
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Vancouver, BC

Lists resources for postpartum depression sufferers. Includes support groups, websites, newsgroups, web forums, and Vancouver and lower mainland contacts.

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Support group/peer support

Supports parents of children of all ages who may be experiencing uncertainty as a result of family life crisis, stress or depression. Provides support for women experiencing post-partum depression, a parent stress line, and groups for parents which are supportive, informative and educational.

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(403) 253-6663
Fax Number: 
(403) 253-8219
Street Address: 
405 - 52 Ave. SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2V 0B1

Postpartum distress support

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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
Publication Place: 
Santa Barbara, CA

Provides general information on postpartum depression (PPD), including symptoms, causes, and treatment. Includes links to related articles and suggested reading materials consisting of books and web articles.

Is this you?

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Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
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Vancouver, BC

Describes the characteristics of postpartum depression. Contains a link to a simple test to help differentiate between postpartum depression and normal ‘blues’.

Journeys to recovery

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Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
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Vancouver, BC

Introduces four case histories of women who have experienced and recovered from postpartum depression.

Major depression

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British Columbia Reproductive Mental Health Program
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Describes major or clinical depression in the context of prenatal and postpartum health. Examines the incidence of major depression in pregnant and postpartum women, risk factors, signs and symptoms, reasons for seeking treatment, and treatment options, including social, psychological, and biological approaches.

Helping a mother through postpartum depression: for fathers, families and friends

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Robert G Logan
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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Santa Barbara, CA

Provides suggestions to partners, families, and friends of postpartum depression sufferers for dealing with symptoms of the illness. Gives a definition of postpartum depression and explains what may cause it. Provides a description of the primary symptoms followed by suggestions for dealing with each symptom.

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