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Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted. That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way healthcare information is delivered to low literacy communities.

The customizable 16-page book, read by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood by everyone across the world.

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 100+ titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 45 countries.

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In a study of socioeconomically disadvantaged urban mothers, both postpartum depression and intimate partner violence were reported frequently. But what was especially striking was that over half the mothers who reported being victims of intimate partner violence also reported having postpartum depression. Findings from the study, which was headed by Barry Solomon, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, were published in the August Journal of Pediatrics.

It thus looks as if intimate partner violence can sometimes contribute to, or even cause, postpartum depression, the researchers suggested. But what leads to intimate partner violence in the first place? Perhaps bullying, another study suggests. It found that boys who bully in school may be at an elevated risk, as adults, for perpetrating violence on their female partners.

For more information about this study, see Psychiatric News. Read an in-depth review of diagnosis and treatment of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period in Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum available from American Psychiatric Publishing.

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