Postnatal Depression

What should I do if I suspect that I might be suffering from postnatal depression?

Seeking support is the first and most important step whether you start with your partner or family. However it is vital that you contact your health visitor and GP. It's important to understand that postnatal depression is an illness and can be treated. Alongside medical treatment Psychotherapy has been found to be beneficial.

See Also:

What is the difference between Postnatal Depression and Baby Blues?

How can I tell if I have postnatal depression?

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Psychotherapy may be understood as healing of the mind.

It can be seen as a healing process by which a psychotherapist helps a client learn about the 'self' that he or she has perhaps been unconsciously and unsuspectingly concealing, primarily from himself or herself.

The process involves a confidential and mutually trusting relationship between the person and the therapist. It is an intimate relationship but not a social one.

In other words the therapist makes his or her mind available for the client to recover...


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