Toxic worry differentiates between worry that feels proportionate to the immediate stress and that which may be an exaggerated state of nervousness. Postpartum women sometimes find it hard to know the difference between reasonable concerns and those about which they feel compelled to worry.

“Toxic worry is a disease of the imagination.” (Hallowell, 1998)

Reference: Hallowell, E. (1998). Worry. New York, Ballantine Books.

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