Academic Publications

Ladd, W. (2018). ‘Born out of fear’: a grounded theory study of the stigma of bipolar disorder for new mothers. The Qualitative Report, 24(2)

Ladd, W. (2018). Home of the brave: Democratic experimentalism and leadership. Phoenix Scholar, 1(1).

Ladd, W. When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression (2017). IMDb

Karraa, W., & McCaslin, M. (2015). ‘Published’: a grounded theory of successful publication for Midcareer Scholars. The Qualitative Report, 20(8).

Karraa, W. (2015). Working to Improve Perinatal Depression Rates – An Interview with Researcher Nancy Byatt, DO.

Karraa, W. (2015). Too little too late: A critical review of the ACOG committee opinion on screening for perinatal depression. International Doula.

Karraa, W. (2014). Transformed by postpartum depression: Women’s stories of trauma and growth. Amarillo, TX: Praeclarus Press. ISBN: 978-1939807212

Karraa, W. (2014). Why shouldn’t this bother us? Mental illness and the global burden of disease. American Psychological Association Public Interest Directorate, Psychology Benefits.

Karraa, W. (2013). Changing depression: A grounded theory of the transformational dimensions of postpartum depression (Doctoral dissertation, INSTITUTE OF TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY).

Karraa, W. (2013) Giving birth after battle: Increased risk of postpartum depression for women in the military. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). Reading beyond the headlines: a closer look at the study on antidepressants during pregnancy. Giving Birth With Confidence.

Karraa, W. (2013). There are no words: Postpartum mood disorders and Miriam Carey’s death. American PsychologicalAssociation Public Interest Directorate, Psychology Benefits.

Karraa, W. (2013). Perception of social support and increased risk of PPD in cities: a research review. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). Back to school for feminist mothers: Glue sticks not required.Everyday Feminism.

Karraa, W. (2013). An open letter to women fighting postpartum depression. Everyday Feminism.

Karraa, W. (2013). Postpartum psychosis: Review and resources. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). Who is at stake? Andrea Yates, CNN and the call for revolution. Postpartum Progress.

Karraa, W. (2013). Living on the ledge: Maternal mental health and the Mother/Woman model. Huffington Post.

Karraa, W. (2013). Selfish vs. selfless: Conflicting views of motherhood and the role of self- care: New qualitative data emerges. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). Don’t ever give up! An interview with Katherine L Wisner, M.D., M.S.- 2013 American women in science award recipient. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). The unexpected project: Pre-eclampsia researched, revealed and reviewed. Part II of an interview with Jennifer Carney. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). Beyond ‘Downton Abbey’: the true-life trauma of pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and its psychological aftermath—an interview with Jennifer Carney of the Unexpected Project. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2013). Planned cesarean and postpartum well-being: a national study. American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Karraa, W. (2012). Professional perspectives part III: Advocacy, postpartum doulas and childbirth education. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2012). Mother’s mental health: Professional perspectives and childbirth education part I–An interview with Julia Frank, MD. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2012). Group prenatal care and meaning to mothers. American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Karraa, W. (2012). Bottled up: An interview with Suzie Barston on her infant-feeding experiences and implications for birth professionals. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2012). “Add another scar to my soul”: Effects of traumatic birth on care providers. American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Karraa, W. (2012). Living leadership: Integral dimensions of a complete life. Integral Leadership Review.

Karraa, W. (2012). Listening to partners: Supporting the needs of the partners of mothers with postpartum psychosis. Science and Sensibility. 

Karraa, W. (2012). Support needs of mothers who experience postpartum psychosis and their partners: a qualitative research review. Science and Sensibility. 

Karraa, W. (2012). Research in review: Reducing PPD symptoms among Black and Latina mothers. Science and Sensibility. 

Karraa, W. (2011). Homicide and suicide: an unacknowledged cause of death for pregnant women.Science and Sensibility

Karraa, W. (2011). There is no greater loneliness: Pregnancy and suicidal ideation. Science and Sensibility. 

Karraa, W. (2012). Preconception and women’s healthcare: An interview with Dr. Michael Lu (5 Part Series). Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2011). Book review: Dropping the baby and other scary thoughts. Giving Birth with Confidence.

Karraa, W. (2011). You think you’re confused! Family physicians’ attitudes about maternal mental health. Science and Sensibility.  

Karraa, W. (2011). Gifts from God: childbirth and postpartum care in Islam. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2011). Depression and preterm birth: the evidence grows.Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2011). Serve and return: Deconstructing the language of maternal mental health. Science and Sensibility.

Karraa, W. (2010). Psychiatry and pregnancy: Real words from a real psychiatrist. Giving Birth With Confidence.

Karraa, W. (2010). Environmental exposure, pregnancy, and breastfeeding: Informed choice and reducing stigma. Giving Birth with Confidence. 

Karraa, W. (2009). This world is not flat: Anxiety disorders in pregnancy. Giving Birth With Confidence.