Professor & Starch Faculty Fellow
Co-Director, Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center
Liberal Arts & Sciences
One in eight new mothers may suffer from postpartum depression, leaving them feeling down and depressed, which in turn can negatively affect the lives of their babies and families. That is why Michael O’Hara, founder and co-director of the Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center, started the VA MomMoodBooster Program, which provides a free online treatment program to veteran women suffering from postpartum depression. The six-week program includes sessions on managing mood, increasing pleasant activities, managing negative thoughts, increasing positive thoughts, and planning for the future.
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