Postpartum Depression and Miriam Carey

Important information about postpartum depression and its effects on new mothers.
1:08 | 10/04/13

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out and what role post partum depression might have played, raising so many questions, so i want to bring in abc's chief medical editor dr. Besser. We were talking late today. You are convinced this is something more serious? You know, I am. This doesn't sound like post partum depression. If she was hearing voices, was experiencing paranoia and delusions, it sounds like a very, very rare condition called post partum psychosis. That's a medical emergency. The baby can be in danger. The mom has no touch with reality. We need to know more about her medical background to know if that was what was going on. In the meantime, rich, this conversation in america, about post partum depression, which is far more common. Yes. This is very important. We need to make it easier to talk about this. One in 2e7b women experience post partum depression as a pediatrician I've seen this frequently. The symptoms are common. There is no enjoyment in the baby or in anything else. There is anxiety something bad could happen to your baby. Then there is overwhelming guilt about being a bad mom. If you have this, or you know someone who does, you really want to reach out, because there's treatment that's available. You don't need to endure this. Rich besser with us from the west coast. Thank you.

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