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MIPTV Picks ’16: My Baby, Psychosis and Me

This program follows two mothers who are undergoing treatment for postpartum psychosis at a specialist psychiatric ward, as well as the team bringing them the care they, and their babies, need.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Matchlight for BBCl; distributed by DCD Rights
Aired: February 2016 (BBCl)
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide

Thankfully, we now understand more than we did about postpartum depression, and have more ways to potentially treat it. But postpartum psychosis, which can affect around one out of every 500 women who give birth, is still a shadowy area, not often discussed. Paranoia, delusional thoughts and extreme highs and lows are just some of the effects brought on by psychotic episodes that could possibly be experienced by new mothers. With the right treatment, both the mothers and the children can return to their homes after a matter of weeks, but getting that care is a crucial factor in recovery. This program follows two mothers who are undergoing treatment at a specialist psychiatric ward, as well as the team bringing them the care they, and their babies, need.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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