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Postpartum Depression

Model/TV Personality Chrissy Teigen Opens Up about her Postpartum Depression

Monday, 3/20/2017

Celebrity Chrissy Teigen opened up about her experience and struggle with postpartum depression in an essay for Glamour magazine's April 2017 issue. Teigen describes what many new mothers go through in the experience of postpartum, beginning with the dismissal of symptoms (such as irritability, low energy, frequent crying, and loss of joy in activities that previously brought happiness/fulfillment) as mere exhaustion after giving birth. In her essay Teigen also describes the toll had on her physically--aching bones, back pain, headaches, vomitting, inability to sleep, etc.

Can an App Really Help with PPD?

Tuesday, 4/5/2016

In this day and age where social media and the implementation of using an app for just about everything has turned a corner.  Apple has created an app that can help women experiencing postpartum depression.  UNC Chapel Hill, Postpartum Progress, the National Institute of Mental Health along with the partnership of Apple have created the PPD Act app thay can allow current and former women who have dealt with PPD to participate in a study using their iPhone.

Insurance Penalty for Having PPD

Wednesday, 3/23/2016

With more knowledge and education on postpartum depression (PPD) it has been suggested that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression as explained in the New York Times. While this is a progressive move towards the right direction there are some downsides to this.  Life insurance and disability insurances are penalizing women who are diagnosed with PPD by either increasing their premiums or denying them all together.  The article continues on how women can be impacted and what to do to avoid high premimums or becoming denied of life and disability insurance.

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