The third edition of Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety will be released this fall.
The author is advanced nurse practitioner Linda Sebastian of Bonita Springs, Florida. Ms. Sebastian describes the risk factors for postpartum psychiatric disorders along with the treatment for the various forms of these disorders. She also calls attention to the fact that postpartum depression is the most common complication of pregnancy. However, due to lack of public awareness of the illness, many new mothers suffer in silence and shame, believing there are “bad mothers.”