Mothers with postpartum depression are still minimized by many doctors nowadays. “Oh, that’s natural, don’t worry, it’ll clear up in a few days,” is something a physician told my friend after one of her deliveries. Depression as acne, you’ve got to love it.
But sadly, I don’t believe such responses are all that uncommon. While we may be a nation of pill poppers, we’re also a nation of minimizing serious concerns such as postpartum depression.
I wrote about this issue earlier this year, and I’m honored that Katherine Stone has singled out our blog entry on the topic as one of the “Top Ten Writers on Postpartum Depression.” I also feel a little out of place on a list of such deeply moving stories by moms who’ve had postpartum depression. They are well worth the read.
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Grohol, J. (2009). Honored by Postpartum Progress. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 7, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/12/22/honored-by-postpartum-progress/