Eyes Without Sparkle: A Journey Through Postnatal Illness Paperback – 17 Jan 2005
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I thought I was going completely round the twist and thought nobody would understand just how alone I felt. However, once I started reading the book I realised Elaine had suffered Postnatal Psychosis and managed to come through it. If she could come out the other end smiling then I believe I can too.
This book made me feel that I'm not alone in my suffering and that other women are suffering the same as me. I am truly grateful to Elaine for giving such an honest account of what happened to her. It has given me hope for the future which I didn't have before.
In my opinion, every GP, health visitor, mental health worker and midwife should read this book.
I know I've harped on a bit but this book is definitely the reason I haven't given up hope and if I can feel that way then hopefully others can too.
It is so refreshing to read a true account of the terrible effects that this illness can have, in particular the fear that one may harm their own baby. Elaine speaks with an honesty which will be helpfull to fellow sufferers and their families but also to the medical profession in their treatment and care of women who have this illness.
There is also a usefull glossary at the end of the book giving information on support groups and helplines.
Without the information provided in this book I would not be here today, as a mother to my two year old daughter and a wife to my husband of seven years. Thanks Elaine, you helped me come through the most frightening time of my life.
Thank You for a wonderful Book Elaine, You are an insperation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very easy to read and very detailed and open account of how it feels to have the very worst postnatal depression.Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Lesley Creevy
Postpartum psychosis is not post natal depression it is a completely different illness and a very severe illness at that don't get the 2 confusedPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Rambling. There are 2 forwards, an acknowledgement section, an introduction and a prologue to wade through before the start. Just get to the flippin' point.Published 22 months ago by Sydneysider
Having heard Elaine speak I was moved to tears. I knew i wanted to read her book and I wasn't disappointed.Published on 9 Dec. 2013 by susie whillock
The book was in excellent condition when it arrived.. I was extremely priviledged to attend a conference at Lancaster University recently, were one of the guest speakers was the... Read morePublished on 12 May 2013 by Miss C Lee
This is a well written & honest account of someone suffering from severe post natal depression. I myself haven't suffered, but have been there with someone who has. Read morePublished on 6 April 2013 by kaz
A good book, useful in that it is a narrative of a women's experience of peuperal psychosis (which is a very rare form of post natal depression.)Published on 24 Nov. 2010 by Grace
I can't recommend this book highly enough! Although I don't suffer from the same PND that the author does, I found it extremely helpful. Read morePublished on 21 July 2010 by SJSmith
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