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I JUST READ AN ARTICLE IN "SELF" MAGAZINE ON PPOCD.  One point I do not agree with:

 

A statement was made that those mothers who are experiencing PPOCD are not aware of what they are doing whereas: those mothers who are in the state of postpartum psychosis do. 

 

I WANT THE RESEARCH ON THIS ONE!  WHOSE STATEMENT WAS THIS? 

 

A WOMAN, WHO AS A MOTHER, IN A HEIGHTENED PSYCHOTIC STATE, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS HAVING A BREAK FROM REALITY - DOES NOT KNOW WHAT SHE IS DOING AND AS A RESULT OF THE INSANITY ALSO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND RIGHT FROM WRONG! 

 

THIS STATEMENT NEEDS CLARIFIED AND I HOPE THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE TO HAVE CAUGHT THIS ERROR IN "SELF" MAGAZINE'S LATEST ISSUE.  I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM THOSE PROFESSIONALS AND MY ADVOCATES WHO WERE INTERVIEWED FOR THIS ARTICLE ON THEIR TAKE WITH STATING THE ABOVE! 

PLEASE!

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STATE OF VIRGINIA'S LATEST HEALTH PROGRAM - GREAT, BUT ALARMING IN CONTEXT WITH TERMINOLOGY SURROUNDING "PERINATAL". 
 
WHERE IS THE DSM LISTED?  IT'S NOT!  WHY, BECAUSE PERINATAL IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE DSM, NOT YET - BUT PROFESSIONALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ESPECIALLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE ALL ON THE BAND WAGON TO MAKE "PERINATAL" A RECOGNIZED TERM - REGARDLESS OF DSM CLASSIFICATIONS, AND GUIDELINES IN ITS USEAGE.
 
CHANGE MUST COME FROM WITHIN THE DSM'S FUTURE PUBLICATIONS --  IF THERE IS TO BE ANY TRUE PREVENTION STRIDES MADE!  WE CAN NOT USE TERMINOLOGY NOT MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED ANYMORE THAN WE CAN SET OURSELVES UP AS JUDGE AND JURY IN A COURT OF LAW.
 
THIS CART BEFORE THE HORSE MENTALITY HAS TO STOP - OR IT WILL HINDER THE MAIN GOAL OF BRINGING SUPPORT AND MEDICAL HELP TO NEW MOTHERS.  THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL USE THE NON-MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED TERM, "PERINATAL" AGAINST WOMEN BY WITHHOLDING MONIES FOR ANYTHING OUTSIDE THE "ONE MONTH" PERIOD.
 
LEGALLY WE ARE SETTING UP WOMEN TO BE FAILED AS WELL WHEN "PERINATAL" CANNOT BE USED IN A COURT OF LAW BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN THE DSM AS SUCH.
 
PLEASE, SLOW DOWN THE PACE A BIT, STEP BACK AND REFLECT WHERE WE ARE HEADING!  BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TO TURN AROUND THE HORSE WHO LAGS BEHIND THE  WAGON CART INSTEAD OF PULLING IT!

RESEARCH    RESEARCH    RESEARCH
 
"The Melanie Blocker Stokes Postpartum Research and Care Act".
 
 
HAS ANYONE BEEN INFORMED OF THE STATUS OF BILL 1940?
 
TO SOLVE ALL THE WHYS - WE DESPERATELY NEED THIS RESEARCH BILL PASSED NOW, not when another women falls victim or even worse. 
 
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS ASAP!

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