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What It's Like to Give Birth and Then 'Become Psychotic'

Catherine Carver describes her experience with postpartum psychosis

(Newser) - Catherine Carver has a medical degree. She's published a book on the immune system . She never struggled with mental illness before becoming a mother. So she's surprised, now that she's on the other side of the experience, that after giving birth to her daughter via emergency C-section,... More »

What a New Mom's Suicide Teaches Us

She was convinced she'd caused son brain damage

(Newser) - Experts long thought that symptoms of postpartum mental illness appear within weeks of a baby's birth. But the heartbreaking story of Cindy Wachenheim, recounted in the New York Times , is among the tragedies that defy that theory. When Wachenheim's son was four months old, she began showing signs... More »

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