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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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