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Postpartum Psychosis: One Mother's Story

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Postpartum Psychosis: One Mother's Story

Postpartum Psychosis: One Mother's Story

Postpartum Psychosis: One Mother's Story

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Andrea Yates, accused of drowning her five children, goes on trial Monday. She has a history of postpartum psychosis. NPR's Joanne Silberner tells of another woman's bout with the disorder. Shelley Ash's story is proof that the condition is frightening — and treatable.

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