Scientific American published an article in its February issue entitled "Postpartum Depression Epidemic Affects More Than Just Mom" written by Katja Gaschler. This is a very interesting and comprehensive article, and makes a great argument for the importance of getting treated for postpartum illnesses rather than just hoping they’ll go away on their own. The longer you are ill, the higher the likeliness that your illness will affect your child.

P.S. Here is PPD Survivor’s take on the article. She asked me to share it with you.