Perinatal Mood Disorders

This blog was originally posted on Ten Percent Happier on April 22, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission

Eda Gorbis, PhD

What is OCD? OCD is composed of two components: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. The thoughts, impulses, or images are not excessive worries about real-life problems.

Jackie K Gollan, Ph.D. Northwestern University

Postpartum mood disorders are among the most common and debilitating mental health problems in the U.S. (1-2), with the capacity to interfere with maternal function, infant health (3-4), and maternal-infant bonds (5).