Conversation between friends, Tracey and Joanne, about Tracey's battle with postpartum psychosis.
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Close friends, Tracey and Joanne, talk about Tracey's battle with postpartum psychosis. The symptoms started five years ago after the birth of Tracey's second daughter. Her family called Joanne for help and she supported Tracey through the psychotic period plus months of depression. Tracey, a doctor, was treated at a mother and baby unit in a mental health hospital. She talks about recovering and how she feels people with mental health illnesses are treated. They discuss how the experience has changed them both.
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