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Maternidad Tabú, the Silent Epidemic: An Autobiographical Story of Postpartum Depression in Mexico

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Abstract

This chapter is a personal account of one Mexican woman’s experience with perinatal depression that began in pregnancy, worsened after the birth of her first child, and went untreated for several years. A chance exposure to a popular groundbreaking book helped Katia break her silence and set her on a journey toward recovery that took several years. Through her personal account, Katia offers other mothers suffering with depression the gift of hope.

Keywords

Postpartum Depression Mental Health Specialist Perinatal Depression Debilitate Disease Postpartum Psychosis 
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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lomas AltasMéxico, D.F.Mexico

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