Down Came the Rain

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Down Came the Rain

Format:  Paperback,

226 pages

Publisher: Hachette Books

Publish Date: May 2006

ISBN-13: 9781401308469

ISBN-10: 1401308465

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In her bestselling memoir, now in paperback, Brooke Shields shares with the world her deeply personal experience with postpartum depression

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her joyful expectations were quickly followed by something unexpected -- a crippling depression. In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from depression after childbirth, Brooke Shields shares how she, too, battled a condition that is widely misunderstood, despite the fact that it affects many new mothers. She discusses the illness in the context of her life, including her struggle to get pregnant, the high expectations she had for herself and that others placed on her as a new mom, and the role of her husband, friends, and family as she struggled to attain her maternal footing in the midst of a disabling depression.

Ultimately, Brooke shares how she found a way out through talk therapy, medication, and time.

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Publisher: Hachette Books
Publish Date: May 2006
ISBN-13: 9781401308469
ISBN-10: 1401308465
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 226
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.75

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Review by Library Journal (2005-05-15)

Sometime model and actress Shields takes on the role of author here, wielding her celebrity status to convey a crucial message: that postpartum depression is a serious but treatable condition that can strike any mother. Shields tells her own story to emphasize this point, relating her struggle to become pregnant and her excitement at the prospect of her baby's birth. What happens afterward, though, is entirely unexpected-instead of feeling exhilaration like most other mothers, Shields becomes depressed.

With the encouragement of her husband, family, and friends, she eventually seeks professional treatment that enables her to experience the full joys of motherhood. Her afterword is replete with helpful resources, including books, web sites, and hotline numbers. Highly recommended for all public libraries, alongside titles like Natasha S. Mauthner's The Darkest Days of My Life: Stories of Postpartum Depression. Confirmed appearances on Oprah and Today will guarantee heavy demand.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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In her bestselling memoir, now in paperback, Brooke Shields shares with the world her deeply personal experience with postpartum depression

When Brooke Shields welcomed her newborn daughter to the world, her joyful expectations were quickly followed by something unexpected -- a crippling depression. In what is sure to strike a chord with the millions of women who suffer from depression after childbirth, Brooke Shields shares how she, too, battled a condition that is widely misunderstood, despite the fact that it affects many new mothers.

She discusses the illness in the context of her life, including her struggle to get pregnant, the high expectations she had for herself and that others placed on her as a new mom, and the role of her husband, friends, and family as she struggled to attain her maternal footing in the midst of a disabling depression.

Ultimately, Brooke shares how she found a way out through talk therapy, medication, and time.

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