AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic Postpartum OCD is frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood – but it is treatable A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star In January, a new mother in California became part of a viral Facebook post that described her baby’s four-month postpartum checkup. As a result of the thoughts she shared with her […]
Recently a distraught young mother from British Columbia took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a Registered Nurse and had been seeking treatment for depression and anxiety. Tragically, the health care system she worked for was unable to help her.