If you would like to do some additional reading about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, below is a list of articles that have been vetted by our research subcommittee including, in some cases, links to the full article or abstract. 

For Women & Loved Ones:

  • Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression by Marie Osmond, Marcia Wilkie & Judith Moore
  • Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety by Shoshana Bennett & Pec Indman
  • Dads at Risk for Postpartum Depression? by Kate Thieda
  • Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields
  • Fathers' Depression Related to Positive and Negative Parenting Behaviors With 1-Year-Old Children by R. Neal Davis, MD, MS, Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP, Gary L. Freed, MD, MPH, & Sarah J. Clark, MPH
  • Is Dad Stressed or Experiencing Paternal Postnatal Depression? by Diana Kelly
  • It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown and A Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong
  • Meltdown in Motherlandby Elizabeth Isadora Gold
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum by Lee S. Cohen & Ruta M. Nonacs
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide by Sally Placksin
  • New dads can also suffer from postpartum depression by Bloomberg News
  • Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by Linda Sebastian
  • Postpartum Depression Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Overcoming the Most Common Complication after Childbirth by Joyce A. Venis, RNC & Suzanne McCloskey
  • Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression During Pregnancy by Shaila Misri
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Depression in Fathers and Its Assocation With Maternal Depression: A Meta-analysis
     by James F. Paulson, PhD; Sharnail D. Bazemore, MS
  • Put Down Your Birth Plan: How Idealizing Motherhood Is Causing Post-Partum Depression by Lauren Lund
  • Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide Including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum by Amanda Rose, Ph.D. & Annell Adams, M.D.
  • The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters by Diana Lynn Barnes & Leigh G. Balber
  • Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman
  • The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions by Kevin Gyoerkoe Psy.D. ACT, Pamela Wiegartz, Ph.D., ACT & Laura Miller, MD
  • Therapy and the Postpartum Women, Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help by Karen R. Kleinman
  • This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin
  • Understanding Male Post-partum Depression by Christina Gillham
  • Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness by Teresa M. Twomey
  • Understanding Your Moods When You're Expecting by Lucy J. Puryear
  • Your Moods When You're Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness -- Before, During, and After Pregnancy by Lucy J. Puryear
  • What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman
  • Who Will Screen for Postpartum Depression?by Sarah Gonser