Mom Brain book

From Guilford Press:Becoming a mother is a joyful rite of passage, but it can also bring overwhelming emotional upheaval, exhaustion, and self-doubt. And is it any wonder? Motherhood changes everything, right down to a woman’s brain chemistry. No one understands “mom brain” better than psychologist Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, a mother of two herself who specializes in treating women with young children. In this compassionate guide, Dr. Dobrow DiMarco shares science-based psychological strategies to help moms cope with common challenges and make peace with their transformed identity. Candid, witty stories from her own life and the lives of women she has worked with illustrate ways to tame self-critical thoughts; navigate the “new normal” of work, marriage, and friendships; and mindfully accept the highs and lows of parenting—even in the toughest moments.”

Dr. Dobrow DiMarco is the wise, funny, relatable, and brutally honest girlfriend that every new mom needs—and she’s also a seasoned psychologist who shows how tested clinical techniques can be used to address the worries, fears, frustrations, and feelings of loneliness that inevitably attend motherhood. Mom Brain is an outstanding contribution and a gift to new moms everywhere.

Lisa Damour, PhD.

NYT Bestselling Author – Untangled and Under Pressure

I can’t wait to recommend Mom Brain to my friends—both moms-to-be and those who have been around the block a time or two! This book has helped me define and prioritize what is important to me, and look at my relationships through a different lens. Most important, I no longer feel like I’m letting my baby and others down when I stand up for myself and my needs. I rarely reread books, but this one is different. I look forward to using it as a resource as both my son and I grow.

Blair B.

Raleigh, North Carolina

“This is a terrific book that all mothers should read. With a healthy dose of humor, Dr. Dobrow DiMarco shows you that it is normal to sometimes feel anxious and depressed about parenting—but that there are tools available to help. I’m a mother and a psychologist, and I still learned some new strategies for managing my own ‘mom brain’ by reading this book!

Shireen L. Rizvi, PhD

ABPP, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Dr. Dobrow DiMarco gets me—and that’s not easy! Finally, someone has written about ‘mom brain’ with both impressive knowledge and self-deprecating compassion, acknowledging the complexity while simultaneously keeping things simple. As both a clinical psychologist and a mother of young kids, I have only two things to say to Dr. Dobrow DiMarco: Bravo, and thank you.

Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD

Author of The Tantrum Survival Guide
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