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Postpartum mood disorders a guide for medical, mental health, and other support providers by Kimberley Zittel

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Published by National Association of Social Workers in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Postpartum depression,
  • Mood Disorders,
  • Puerperal disorders,
  • Puerperal Disorders

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKimberley Zittel
ContributionsNational Association of Social Workers
LC ClassificationsRG852 .Z58 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 340 p. :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24880708M
ISBN 100871013991
ISBN 109780871013996
LC Control Number2010028657

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