Transformed by Postpartum Depression

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“From her mini-van based research office, Dr. Walker Karraa has forged the future for maternal health. Her provocative book, Transformed by Postpartum Depression, will challenge and change clinicians, researchers, and the public. Finally, the paradigm of PPD has been broadened to include trauma and the human condition. She has exposed a missing piece of the postpartum puzzle. Thank you, Walker!


 —Jane Honikman, MA, Founder, Postpartum Support International



“Walker Karraa has achieved greatness in the PPD community with her emphasis on trauma, transformation, and personal growth. What makes Transformed by Postpartum Depression so uniquely powerful is that Karraa stands in the face of preconceived notions and challenges them with the stories and voices of real women who speak the truth and deserve to be heard. The conviction of these experiences holds tremendous healing power on behalf of the PPD woman seeking support as well as valued wisdom for the clinician who is accompanying this journey.”


 —Karen Kleiman, MSW, Founder & Director, The Postpartum Stress Center; Author, Therapy and the Post-partum Woman 


 Transformed by Postpartum Depression is a poignant tale of 20 women’s journeys through postpartum depression, the trauma it creates, and the growth that they experienced as a result. Shocked by the severe and sudden onset of symptoms, these women described the failure of care providers to screen for or treat depression. Battling postpartum depression, including thougths of suicide, these women fought to do whatever it took to recover. Remarkably, they discovered that not only had they healed, but they had grown in extraordinary ways and were ultimately thankful for the personal growth experienced through the trauma of postpartum depression.

Transformed by Postpartum Depression is a deeply rich, compelling journey. These women creatively engaged and transcended their “diagnosis,” truly transforming themselves, their relationships, and their lives finding self-empowerment within their personal creative journeys of healing.


Author: Walker Karraa, PhD

Copyright: 2015

ISBN: 978-1939807212

Total Pages: 284






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  • 5
    Outstanding, stunning, original book that has given me hope

    Posted by Dyane Leshin-Harwood on 3rd Jan 2015

    As a mother with postpartum bipolar disorder, I've experienced postpartum depression. As an avid reader, I've searched high and low for an extraordinary book that would help me make some sense of what I've suffered, and that would inspire me and give me hope. Dr. Karraa presents groundbreaking research and weaves interviews with a variety of incredible women whose lives have changed profoundly through the agony of postpartum depression. At last I've found the book I've been searching for, and I'll be gifting it to every friend I know.