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.