Effects of postpartum depression

Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist Shoshana Bennett, PhD, explains the risks of not treating postpartum depression and hoping it will just go away on its own
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Effects of postpartum depression

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We do have lots of research showing that there could be negative outcomes to children when the mom does not get treated. Maternal depression that goes untreated can hurt kids. The children can have problems psychologically, cognitively, emotionally, behaviorally, develop mentally in all kinds of ways. So mom needs to be treated and the sooner, the better. The prognosis for her entire family is helped the sooner she gets help herself. It is the most loving and responsible thing a mommy can do is to get herself into treatment as fast as she can, because her whole family will benefit.

Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist Shoshana Bennett, PhD, explains the risks of not treating postpartum depression and hoping it will just go away on its own

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Shoshana Bennett, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Postpartum Specialist

Shoshana Bennett, PhD (“Dr. Shosh”) from the popular DrShosh.com Radio Show is the author of Pregnant on Prozac, Postpartum Depression For Dummies, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.  She is also the creator of the new mobile app PPD Gone.  National TV shows including  20/20, Discovery Channel, The Doctors and The Ricki Lake Show feature Dr. Shosh as the pregnancy and postpartum mood expert and news stations such as CNN consult her. Several publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have written articles on Dr. Shosh’s work.  She’s interviewed regularly on national radio and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Boston Globe, Fit Pregnancy, Glamour, Parenting, Psychology Today, New York Post, Self, Cosmopolitan, and the Chicago Tribune. 

Dr. Shosh is a pioneer in the field.  She is a survivor of two life-threatening postpartum depressions. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, and is a former president of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh helped develop the official Postpartum Support International training curriculum for professionals which is now considered the gold standard in the field. She has helped over 19,000 women worldwide through individual consultations, support groups and wellness seminars.  As a noted guest lecturer and keynote speaker, she travels throughout the US and abroad, training medical and mental health professionals to assess and treat postpartum depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. She earned three teaching credentials, two masters degrees, a PhD and is licensed as a clinical psychologist.

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