Screening Room

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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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