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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Lisa Abramson, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Executive Coach, co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement (MBA), Mother, and Postpartum Psychosis SURVIVOR. Lisa is a powerhouse – she leads meditations, coaches people towards identifying ways to achieve greater success and happiness in life, probably all before breakfast!
Lisa is also incredibly honest about her experience with postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum psychosis (PPP). Research suggests 1 in 7 women suffers from PPD, but this is likely an under-estimate given how many fail to report due to prevailing misinformation and stigma surrounding maternal mental health.
1 in 1000 women experiences PPP, which is considered a medical and psychiatric emergency and carries a 4% risk of infanticide and 5% risk of suicide. The combination of this being a rare and a terrifying disorder means that most people don’t want to talk about it. But, precisely because it is scary is why it must be discussed. Lisa will walk us through her journey with PPD and PPP to improve awareness and understanding and hopefully help people realize the importance of getting mom help. Lisa will also explain her recovery process and how she regained her life again.
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If you or someone you love is suffering from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD)- a mood disorder such as depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis among others, during pregnancy or postpartum, please reach out for help. Postpartum Support International is the leading organization devoted to supporting women and their families who are experiencing PMAD(s) and educating the public and also the medical community about perinatal mental health. PSI has an army of volunteers with coordinators in each state and many throughout the world, each of whom is invested in assisting moms (and/or dads) who are struggling to find local treatment because healthy mom (and dad), healthy baby, healthy family.