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AUDIO: Mom's Health Matters, With Dr. Shosh - Episode #3

 
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We wouldn’t expect them to do that alone, but women who are discharged in 48 hours with a caesarian section, how are they supposed to manage that? That is such a difficult task. So you can understand my point here is that all these psychosocial stressors can pile up and exacerbate what may be an underlying predisposition towards the mood disorder, depending on someone’s history.

You take a tire and you have a few bare areas on the tire, and you run that over a rough road, it’s going to get, you’re going to have a flat tire.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett:
I never heard that analogy. That’s a really good one. Susan, we are coming close to the end of this show. Is there anything else, I know we could do hours on this one topic, but is there anything in particular you would want to add regarding treatments or…

Dr. Susan Dowd Stone:
Yes, I certainly do.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett:
Okay.

Dr. Susan Dowd Stone:
What is established is a full range from depression to anxiety disorders to OCD bipolar disorders, all the way to psychosis, which fortunately is extremely rare, less than one percent, but for some women medication will offer the most and the quickest relief. And this is the decision to be made weighing the pros and cons of all the factors that are involved. And I encourage women to always look at the full spectrum of treatment options available and choose the one that works for them.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett:
Wonderful, Susan, and in other words, there is not a one size fits all. It’s whatever is working for you and whatever is best for working with your family unit. That’s what should be chosen, yes?

Dr. Susan Dowd Stone:
Yes, right, Shosh.

Dr. Shoshana Bennett:
Susan, thank you so much for joining us. Everyone, you’ve been listening to "Mom’s Health Matters" with Dr. Shosh. Thank you so much for tuning in today. You can go to EmpowHer.com for more information. You can certainly go to my website as well, drshosh.com. See you again next time.

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