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The Postpartum Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Postpartum Depression

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Eighty percent of all pregnant women struggle with depression during or after their child’s birth. But there is good news about postpartum mood disorders—they are almost 100% treatable. In the definitive guide to postpartum depression, written from a Christian perspective by a team of experts including best-selling author and popular psychologist Dr. Paul Meier "(Happiness ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published May 20th 2009 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Apr 19, 2016 Lis rated it it was ok
Okay, let's get this out of the way: this is a Christian book. It is written by a Christian psychiatrist (et al.) who runs a Christian in- and out-patient program for PPD. Meier is described as such here on Goodreads, but the book itself does NOT advertise this.

For the most part, the medical information is reasonable, but don't pick this up if you don't like your medicine mixed with religion. There are also a few missteps where it seems like the author's religious beliefs get in the way of his
Margaret Chind
Jun 29, 2009 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST Wild Card
What an incredible resource. This book is written to pregnancy soon to be mothers, fathers, other friends and family of pregnant mothers and more. Coming from so many different angles this is a book that shows that some postpartum depression can be completely normal and it is how you handle it (and not ignore it) that really matters. In my opinion there are some things that I am hesitant to agree with in manners of breast feeding and such, but I can understand where the authors are coming from ...more
Elizabeth Watkins
Jun 14, 2012 Elizabeth Watkins rated it it was ok
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I find the author and his style of writing obnoxious. He seems slightly stuck on himself and his humor is misplaced at times. If you can get past that there is some helpful information, and only a few things I'm not sure I agree on. But I think there are much better books on this topic out there.
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Extract of DR. Paul Meier's biography on the website of the Meier Clinics:

Paul Meier is an MD/Psychiatrist/Ordained Minister who is the founder of the national chain of non-profit Christian psychiatry clinics, the Meier Clinics. He has authored or co-authored over 80 books, mostly Christian self-help books like Love is a Choice and Happiness is a Choice, and also a series of Bible Prophecy novels,
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