Talk Show: Anxiety in New Parents


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Putting the Spotlight on Anxiety

Postpartum depression has been in the public spotlight. As a result, there is more general awareness of this common and treatable condition. Anxiety, however, in expecting and new parents, is a topic that hasn’t yet received the same amount of attention. This interview addresses Perinatal Anxiety and suggests ways to understand and treat it.

Psychiatrist Describes Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety Disorders and Treatment Options

In an empathetic and non-judgmental way, Dr. Cheek explains disorders such as: the default mode network, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and harm OCD. She explains why treating anxiety is so important and describes various treatment options.

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Dr. Joanna Cheek, Estelle Paget