Birth and PTSD

Interesting piece on postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder in today’s Wall Street Journal, written by Rachel Zimmerman. Click here to read it.

Clinicians should pay note to the cautionary words of Shari Lusskin, MD, director of reproductive psychiatry at New York University Medical Center:

“We don’t want to overmedicalize a normal part of human development,” she says. “Just because you had a traumatic birth, doesn’t mean you’ll get PTSD.”

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