Mood and Anxiety Disorders during Pregnancy and Postpartum. Edited by Lee S. Cohen, MD and Ruta M. Nonacs, MD, PhD

A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Child-Bearing Years by Ruta Nonacs, MD, PhD

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin

Postpartum Depression and Child Development by Lynne Murray and Peter J. Cooper

Sleepless Days: One Woman’s Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Susan Kushner Resnick

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields

Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by Linda Sebastian

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression by Shoshana S. Bennett and Pec Indman


National Public Radio (NPR) Interview by Terry Gross: Brooke Shields on Birth and Depression (May 11, 2005)

National Public Radio (NPR): Postpartum Psychosis: One Woman’s Story (February 18, 2002)


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Pharmacotherapy for Postpartum Illness:

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Cohen LS, Viguera AC, Bouffard SM, Nonacs RM, Morabito C, Collins MH, Ablon JS. Venlafaxine in the treatment of postpartum depression. J Clin Psychiatry 2001 Aug; 62(8):592-6.

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Psychosocial Interventions:

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Postpartum Prophylaxis:

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Impact of Postpartum Illness:

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