With Psychologist Dr. Alice Pickering
Do you ever question whether your adjustment to motherhood is normal? Do you not feel like yourself, but also aren’t clinically depressed or anxious? Do you feel like you have mommy brain or like you are constantly in a fog? Perhaps you are experiencing something called Postpartum Stress Syndrome. Psychologist Dr. Alice Pickering joins us this episode to discuss PPSS and how to distinguish it from other postpartum disorders. This is a topic that is rarely talked about, and you won’t want to miss!
Dr. Pickering is a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that mental wellness is achievable for everyone. She obtained her doctorate degree in psychology from Midwestern University and has worked with a wide array of mental health concerns from her clinical experiences at the state hospital. She also teaches a variety of college courses at Grand Canyon University including Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Psychology.
More recently, Dr. Pickering has focused her efforts on maternal mental health after she became a mother. Through her personal experience of motherhood, Dr. Pickering became aware of the challenges that accompany such a journey long before it even starts. She also became aware of the limited focus on maternal mental health before, during, and after pregnancy.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- What postpartum stress syndrome is
- The difference between normal adjustment and maladjustment
- How it differs from postpartum depression and anxiety
- Some of the risk factors
- Practical things you can do to cope
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