Postnatal Depression Therapy

Postnatal depression - or postpartum depression - is the depression that some parents experience in the first year after the birth of their baby. It's most common in mothers, but fathers can have it too.

This is not the same as the common 'baby blues' that many parents have in the first two weeks after birth. If these 'blues' persist or symptoms start after two weeks, you may have postnatal depression.

Find a therapist who can help you with postnatal depression

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

If you think you have postnatal depression, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

SYMPTOMS OF POSTNATAL DEPRESSION


Feeling tearful, down and sad

Lacking energy, feeling tired, problems sleeping

Problems concentrating and making decisions

Loss of interest in the world and things you previously found enjoyable

Withdrawing from others and social activities

Scary thoughts, e.g. about hurting your child

Problems bonding with your baby

Feeling you're unable to bond with your baby

Feeling shameful about your depression, blaming yourself for it

Appetite loss or decrease

Thoughts about self-harm or suicide

OTHER CONDITIONS THAT CAN DEVELOP AFTER BIRTH


POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS

Combination of hallucinations, delusions and mood swings between depression and elation.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Condition with persistent or sudden obsessions you relieve temporarily through compulsive actions.

GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)

Long-term, recurring anxiety where you worry persistently about several areas of your life.

PANIC DISORDER

Anxiety disorder where you have recurring panic attacks arising out of the blue.

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER (SOCIAL PHOBIA)

Intense anxiety and fear of social situations, making you avoid interactions with others.

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

Involves flashbacks, panic attacks, anxiety and the tendency to avoid painful reminders of trauma.

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in postnatal depression and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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