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Holiday Blues or Something More? Identifying Postpartum & Prenatal Depression

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Is there a difference between holiday blues and postpartum depression?
Air Date: 12/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Shoshana Bennett, PhD
Shoshana Bennett Dr. Shoshana Bennett (or "Dr. Shosh" as she is referred to by her clients) is a clinical psychologist and one of the nation's foremost experts on postpartum depression (PPD) and related perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

A popular guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she is the author of Postpartum Depression for Dummies, Pregnant on Prozac, Children of the Depressed, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. She is also Executive Producer of the new documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon, the first documentary to expose the barriers women face in getting treatment for perinatal mental illness.
  • Book Title: Postpartum Depression for Dummies
Holiday Blues or Something More? Identifying Postpartum & Prenatal Depression
While family and friends are gearing up for the holidays and bringing on the holiday cheer, are you someone who is sitting back and hoping for the season to quickly pass?

Feeling energized and full of cheer might be hard when you have a screaming baby or anxiety over the impending birth of your baby.

How do you know if what you're feeling is normal "baby blues" or "holiday blues" and not more?

Listen in as Shoshana Bennett, PhD, discusses the difference between baby blues, postpartum depression, and the holiday blues.

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