By Mara Acel-Green, LICSW

A couple of years ago, a new mother I was treating told me, “I was prepared for postpartum depression, but no one said anything about postpartum anxiety.” I think about her comment often, and I was reminded of it again recently when a new family visited me. The father said, “Someone briefly told us during our childbirth education class about postpartum depression. Since she [his wife] was taking excellent, even excessively good care of the baby, was going to work and was not crying, we didn’t think she had a problem. “In contrast, the mother stated, “I was just worried, angry, and bossy and I felt like every little thing was overwhelming.”

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Excerpted from The Huffington Post.