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Post Partum Depression ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524874
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Jennifer Torrance, John Taylor
Directors:  Margit Nance
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Learning Disabilities, Psychology, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1978
Running Time:  25:07

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Statistics show that nearly twenty percent of new mothers are affected by post partum depression, a condition that is neither the three-day baby blues nor the other extreme, a severe and long-term psychosis. The film shows how family relationships can suffer acutely from the responsibilities and pressures of a new baby, and how counselling and group discussions help to alleviate the emotional stress.

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