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  • Postpartum Obsessive Thinking, By Dr. Paul Latimer, Featured in kelowna Capital News Over the past few years public awareness has increased dramatically about the prevalence of postpartum depression.We now understand the postpartum period is a time of great transition and chemical upheaval that puts new mothers at highly increased risk for the development of psychiatric symptoms.Today, every woman receiving perinatal care in Canada is screened for symptoms of depression and the stigma surrounding it has lessened significantly.Less attention is paid to other psychiatric conditions commonly triggered during the postpartum period —particularly anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).A recent article in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests postpartum OCD or obsessive-compulsive symptoms are more common than previously thought.Obsessions are defined as ideas, thoughts, impulses or ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2013, 1:47 AM by Tascheleia Marangoni
  • Postpartum Depression Awareness by Dr. Paul Latimer, Featured in Kelowna Capital News A child’s birth is a time often filled with great anticipation, excitement and joy as a family welcomes the new little person and is filled with hope about all the possibility inherent in a new life.Unfortunately, for some mothers this joyful experience can turn into a nightmare when they sink into depression, anxiety or even psychosis.By now, most people are aware of the existence of postpartum depression—a condition that can affect up to 15 per cent of new mothers. But sadly there are still many who don’t want to talk about it openly. Societal expectations surrounding motherhood often place unspoken pressure on women to bury negative feelings and many don’t seek help even when ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2013, 1:42 AM by Tascheleia Marangoni
  • Postpartum Depression Explained by Dr. Ingrid Pincott, ND Published Sep 21, 2002 in the North Island WeekenderShelley, age 30, came to me with Postpartum depression.She was a first time mom with a six-month old baby and overwhelmed by the experience. She had difficulty with breast feeding to start but finally got the hang of it. She is sleep deprived and unable to find time for herself.Her husband works out of town so she is finding that she is experiencing not only depression, but anxiety. She feels guilty because she is beginning to resent the needs of the baby and is experiencing lack of interest in the baby, worrying about hurting the baby and lack of concern for herself.These are the reasons she is ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2013, 11:36 PM by Tascheleia Marangoni
  • My Awakening by Jayma DuChene Testimony Tuesdays: My Awakening By Jayma DuChene"My Awakening"There are two parts to my testimony. The first part is pretty simple. The second part…. well, it’s anything but simple. I was raised in a Christ-centered home, with prayer and church consistently in my life. On Christmas Eve, when I was six years old, I felt this longing for something that was not of this world. I was crying and my parents prayed for me, and I accepted Christ into my heart that night. You could say it was the best Christmas present I have ever received.My testimony doesn’t end there. I do believe that every person who comes to Christ will have a separate “awakening ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2013, 8:10 PM by Tascheleia Marangoni
  • Special Interview with Wendy Isnardi, author of Nobody Told Me...My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder PPDA: When did you first realize that you had postpartum depression?Wendy: About 3 weeks Postpartum is when I realized I was going through PPD.PPDA: What steps did you take to find help?Wendy: First I contacted my OBGYN, not much help there, just prescribed me medication i told me I would be fine. I was on a mission to get better so I contacted everyone including my Lamaze Instructor, who in turn introduced me to The Postpartum Resource Center of New York. The Resource Center gave me all the tools I needed to help my recovery. PPDA: How easy or difficult was it for you to find help? What do you feel there is a need for in ...
    Posted May 15, 2011, 10:24 PM by Tascheleia Marangoni
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