Oprah 1996

Two decades ago (sounds dreadful) I had the pleasure (panic) of being on The Oprah Winfrey Show, after the publication of our first book, “This Isn’t What I Expected.” Here’s a brief snippet, complete with music in the background and of course, none of my memorable words… but it gives you the idea and at […]

For Moms Who Are Not Sure How They Feel on Mother’s Day

When we talk about having a baby, we often hear how exhilarating it can be.  We hear about the promise of personal fulfillment and the brilliant grow that accompanies the miracle of life.  We hear stories of abounding joy and delight as mothers seemingly glide through the various phases and tasks by which they are confronted.  […]

Raffle for Motherhood?

I read an article titled, “Clinic Raffles Could Make You a Winner and, Maybe a Mother”about how fertility clinics are offering opportunities for women to compete for round of IVF. While larger fertility clinics have no problem filling their waiting rooms with women willing to spend $10,000 to $15,000 per round of IVF, smaller clinics […]

PPD Expert Clinician – Recognition of Achievement

  Since attending the PPSC training just three years ago, I can’t believe how much has happened and changed and how much growth has occurred with my specialty of women’s issues, specifically pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders! As the Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Group, bringing awareness to this issue in our community […]

Parenting Services for Families NEW! SPRING Parent/Infant/Toddler Group Newborn to 3 Years Parents: Providing an Emotionally Secure Environment for your Baby. A place to talk & reflect on topics & questions about the early years. Sleep, Attachment, Behavior, Feelings, Separations. What your child needs you to understand about development. Children: experience playing and growing together […]

It’s official! April’s issue of The Journal of Women’s Health is now out, featuring our new screening tool (PDM). On to phase 2 of the research…..

Medline OBGYN & Women’s Health News: “University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) psychiatrist Katherine L. Wisner, MD, MS, a pioneer in the study of postpartum depression in women, is the recipient of the 2011 Women in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. The award, given to a female physician who has made exceptional […]

New post on Psychology Today For Dads: What to do and what not to do if your wife has postpartum depression

Postapartum Depression, Suicide and the Seasons…

New research by Katherine Wisner, MD (Seasonal Effects on Depression Risk and suicdidal Symptoms in Postpartum Women, Sit D, Seltman H, Wisner KL.) reports that effects of seasonal light changes may influence the risk for depression, but not suicidal ideation of postpartum women. The study showed that the risk for postpartum Depression varied significantly throughout […]

Great weekend with another super group of clinicians who gathered from all ends of the US and Canada to share their personal stories and professional passions. The PPD community will be overflowing with awesome experts who are dedicated to providing the best care possible! Thanks Beth, Becky, Pam, Leanne, Alison, Jen and Paula! It was […]

New study in the Journal of Women’s Health (Change in Depressive Symptoms Over 0-9 Months Postpartum) indicates that symptoms of PPD are most prevalent in the first month pp and then seem to peak again at 9 mos pp. Further research is needed to understand why this happens. Additionally, the study supports the use of […]

Yay! NASW has approved our Postgraduate training course for 8.5 credits. (not valid in California, Michgan, North Carolina, West Virginia). The course is 10 hours and we are appealing their determination of credit hours, but until we hear otherwise, 8.5 CEs are better than none! 😉 Pennsylvania social workers will continue to receive 10 hours […]

New study shows that depression can blunt the brain’s response to an infant’s cry. The research, which will be published in the Journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience — shows us how brain activity of depressed women responds to recordings of crying infants. Read here for details.

Baby Steps: Reasons for hope in the struggle against postpartum depression | SuburbanLifeMagazine.com

New post on Psychology Today. Are Your Pills Making You Forgetful?

Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness Community Rounds 02.28.11

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