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Understanding postpartum psychosis: A temporary madness

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Twomey, Teresa, Bennett, Shoshana. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers , 2009. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GH 410 TWO 2009
This book provides information about postpartum psychosis and explains what happens and why during this disorder that develops for some women rapidly after childbirth. Offers insight into the psychological, personal, medical, legal, and historical perspectives of this mental illness.|-|Table of
Title
Understanding postpartum psychosis: A temporary madness
Author
Twomey, Teresa
Bennett, Shoshana
Place
Westport, CT
Publisher
Praeger Publishers
Year Published
2009
Physical Description
Hardcover: 173 p.
Topics
Postpartum Depression
Mental Health/Illness
Abstract
This book provides information about postpartum psychosis and explains what happens and why during this disorder that develops for some women rapidly after childbirth. Offers insight into the psychological, personal, medical, legal, and historical perspectives of this mental illness.
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Table of Contents:
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Introduction
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Part I: Overview
Ch. 1: More than Depression
Ch. 2: Psychological Views
Ch. 3: Postpartum Psychosis Across History and in the Media Today
Ch. 4: Legal Views
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Part II: Stories of Recovery
Ch. 5: Women Like Me, and You: Teresas Story
Ch. 6: After the Manic Super Mom Period: Lauras Story
Ch. 7: Two Episodes of PPP: A Story of Recovery in Five Parts, Evas Story
Ch. 8: Obsessions and Delusions: Wandas Story
Ch. 9: Suicidal Thoughts, an Evil Dog, and a Call to Police: Nicoles Story
Ch. 10: Visions of Mother and Child Cut Up: Lisas Story
Ch. 11: The Maze of Medication and Recovery: Martis Story
Ch. 12: Acting Well but Wanting to Die: Sarahs Story
Ch. 13: Seeing a Dagger, Hearing Voices: Taras Story
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Part III: Tragic Conclusions
Ch. 14: Suicide: A Murderous Illness, Melanies Story
Ch. 15: 90 Miles With a Dead Baby: Katherines Story
Conclusion: What We Know, Dont Know, and Need to Do to Prevent Tragedy
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Notes
Bibliography
Appendix A: Resources (for further reading)
Appendix B: Where to Find Help
ISBN
9780313353468
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GH 410 TWO 2009
Copy 1; FRL BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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