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A partial collection of videos, interviews, and articles citing or written by Karen Kleiman.
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The Oprah Winfrey Show 1996
Action News Live with Wally Kennedy 2002
NBC News 1999
It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle 2002
Fox 29 News 2019 – Interview with Karen Kleiman
The Learning Channel: Surviving Motherhood
Bryn Mawr Hospital 1989
Inside Edition 1999
The Katie Couric Show 2014
Two Truths | March 26, 2023
Symptomatic and competent: Exploring the dark, joyful, exhilarating, and cruel aspects of motherhood with Karen Kleiman, MSW
When I first started reporting about maternal mental health for my various magazine clients about five years ago, I learned something fairly quickly: Eventually, if you talked to enough providers, researchers, or experts in the field, someone somewhere would tell you that you should really talk to Karen Kleiman, M.S.W., founder of The Postpartum Stress …
Glamour | March 6, 2017
Here's What You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression
In the April issue of Glamour, Chrissy Teigen discussed how her postpartum depression has impacted her life as a new mom. "I'm speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody," she says. "And I don't want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone." How can you know whether you or a woman in your life is dealing with postpartum depression?
Self | April 12, 2017
Postpartum Anxiety May Be More Common Than Postpartum Depression—What You Need to Know
New moms are often warned about the dangers of postpartum depression (PPD), but not as many people have heard of postpartum anxiety (PPA)—in spite of the fact that it might even be more common than PPD. Of course, having a baby can spark at least some level of anxiety in even the most laid-back woman—after all, you’re suddenly responsible for keeping a tiny person alive at the same time you’re struggling to get enough sleep.
The Independent | December 15, 2017
Powerful illustrations reveal the truth behind postnatal depression
Postnatal depression is a crippling condition that can leave women feeling isolated, exhausted and unable to bond with their new baby.
It is surprisingly common in the UK and affects one in every 10 women within a year of giving birth, according to the NHS.
One woman has set out to shatter the stigma surrounding the mental illness with an online campaign...
USA Today | April 11, 2022
Britney Spears says pregnancy is 'hard' because of past perinatal depression. What is it?
In addition to common symptoms of depressive disorders, such as hopelessness or social isolation, "women who experience symptoms of depression during the perinatal period often experience enormous guilt (and) shame that they are feeling this way," explains Karen Kleiman, the founding director of The Postpartum Stress Center...
Self | May 13, 2016
Hayden Panettiere Says She's Still Battling Postpartum Depression 17 Months After Giving Birth
Hayden Panettiere has been vocal about her struggle with postpartum depression and now she’s opening up about it again. The Nashville star and mom to Kaya Evdokia, 17 months, announced via Twitter on Thursday that she’s seeking treatment again, less than a year after first being treated for the mood disorder.
Motherly | September 7, 2021
This comic shows the reality of what postpartum relationships can look like
The postpartum period is many things, and feeling heightened emotions and isolation are two of them. After adding a new baby into the family—whether it’s your first or your fifth—intimacy with your partner can feel impossible to achieve, no matter how much you both need it. This comic written by Karen Kleiman perfectly nails the relatability and the heartache of postpartum relationships.
People | September 6, 2017
Alanis Morissette Reveals Battle with Crippling Postpartum Depression That Took Hold Seconds After Daughter's Birth
Alanis Morissette grew up dreaming of being a mother, but what she didn’t expect was the devastating postpartum depression she suffered after the births of both her children.
“There are days I’m debilitated to the point where I can barely move,” the singer — who’s still struggling with the illness 14 months after welcoming daughter Onyx Solace
Fox News Health | December 1, 2013
Overcoming the stigma surrounding postpartum depression
Postpartum depression continues to be misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Karen Kleiman, a social worker and author of This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression spoke with Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor for FoxNews.com, about her experience with depression and how women can deal with their symptoms.