Anyone who has had a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder knows that the symptoms of these illnesses affect not only the person suffering from them, but also those nearest and dearest to the afflicted (including children, parents, and spouses). Many women who have experienced PPMD say that one of the greatest challenges of PPMD is the way in which their daily symptoms impact their relationship with their husband or partner. On the flipside, it is also important to acknowledge that a spouse’s abusive attitude and behavior can increase a woman’s chances of even developing PPMD by 40%.
The Postpartum Stress Center is currently conducting exciting and much-needed research on the effects of PPMD on relationships. If you have had PPMD, you can participate in this research by filling out this questionnaire.