The New York Times recently published an article about PPD, and other Maternal Mental Illness. This is a good sign in terms of increased awareness for PPD, PP-OCD, and the myriad other perinatal mood disorders mothers face. An excerpt:
Postpartum depression isn’t always postpartum. It isn’t even always depression. A fast-growing body of research is changing the very definition of maternal mental illness, showing that it is more common and varied than previously thought.
Scientists say new findings contradict the longstanding view that symptoms begin only within a few weeks after childbirth. In fact, depression often begins during pregnancy, researchers say, and can develop any time in the first year after a baby is born.
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