Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
by Linda Sebastian, LPC, 1998.
Written by a psychiatric nurse with 25 years of experience in working with post partum emotional disorders, this book offers useful guidelines for recognizing & treating mood & anxiety problems after birth.
Overcoming Postpartum Depression, A Doctor's Own Story
by Lois V. Nightingale, Nightingale Rose Publications, 1999. Audio cassette.
Psychologist Lois Nightingale recovered from her own experience of postpartum depression and opened a postpartum treatment unit at a local hospital. This audio book of her story may be especially helpful for new mothers who don't have the time or concentration to sit down with a book.
Postpartum Survival Guide
by Ann Dunnewold & Diane G. Sanford, New Harbinger Pbns, 1994.
Written by two psychologists, this detailed guide for new mothers blends basic information with case studies. Especially valuable for non-traditional family situations: single mothers, adoptive parents, etc.
Sleepless Days: One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression
by Susan Kushner Resnick, St. Martins Press, 2000.
Freelance writer Resnick was happy with her life, her marriage, and her first child. But the birth of her second child plunged her into a profound depression. A beautifully written memoir.
This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
by Karen R. Kleiman, Valerie Davis Raskin, Bantam Books, 1994.
An excellent guide to self-help and professional treatment of postpartum depression written by two professionals. Includes a useful chapter on how husbands can help their wives.
Depression After Delivery, Inc.
DAD is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1985 by Nancy Berchtold after her own postpartum complications. The website offers information on pregnancy and postpartum disorders, a professional referral list, and a national listing of volunteer telephone contacts and support groups.
Postpartum Depression Quiz - How Bad is it?
This Duke University site offers some basic information on the range of postpartum emotional disorders, and a quiz that helps you rate the seriousness of your postpartum blues and determine what help to seek.
Postpartum Support International
An international support network and information resource center featuring basic facts about postpartum depression, chats, links, and an international listing of support groups.
When Someone You Love is Depressed
Advice from Depression.com on how to cope with a depressed mate.