Linda Sebastian, ARNP
Are You Coping with Postpartum Depression?
For most women, becoming a mother is an exciting time. However, many new mothers are overwhelmed when they are unexpectedly hit with postpartum depression. What they had envisioned as being a joyous time becomes instead a time of confusion and despair. And because so many women are unaware of postpartum disorders, they suffer alone—in shame and silence. They think they are bad mothers.
If you are dealing with a postpartum psychiatric disorder, you are not alone. In fact, in the United States, postpartum psychiatric disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy; however, these disorders can be treated. You can overcome them.
Author Linda Sebastian is a nurse practitioner who understands postpartum depression. Over the last thirty years, she has treated thousands of women for postpartum disorders. In Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, she covers topics such as:
- Symptoms and causes of postpartum depression
- Risk factors for postpartum disorders
- Effects of a mother’s depression on her baby
- How medications and psychotherapy can help
- Options for mental health treatment and medications
- Emotional support for new fathers
Your Guide to Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders
“A well-researched, compassionate book that explains the types of mental health problems women may develop during pregnancy and after delivery. The book’s comprehensive treatment information will be helpful to both women suffering from postpartum psychiatric disorders and to healthcare providers who treat them.”
Catherine Cram, M.S., Author
Exercising Through Your Pregnancy
“I highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with a perinatal mood disorder. Well organized and easy to understand, the book lays out the range of symptoms, possible causes, and treatment options. It’s a wonderful book!”
Ann Smith, R.N., C.N.M.
President Postpartum Support International
“I felt great during my pregnancy, but after the birth of my child forty-six years ago, I felt so detached, and I avoided the baby. I thought I was a bad mother. I now realize I was depressed. This was back in the 1970s, and postpartum depression was so often not diagnosed or treated. How I wish I’d had this book then.”
“I found the first edition of Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety invaluable in my work with women who were suffering with postpartum psychiatric disorders. The book has been so helpful to them. I believe this updated edition will be even more helpful to my clients and their families.”
Canda Byrne, D.N.P
Associate Professor, University of Pikeville
“A user-friendly book, packed full of useful information about the types of perinatal psychiatric disorders and how they are treated. The women’s real-life stories about their mood disorders brings the book to life!”
Susanne Somerville, Clinical Psychologist
King Edward Memorial Hospital