Postpartum Depression

It is common for women to experience the "baby blues" shortly after giving birth. Symptoms of the baby blues may consist of feeling stressed, sad, anxious, lonely, tired, or weepy. However, 1 in 7 women experience a more serious mood disorder that does not go away with time (APA). These women can experience symptoms days, weeks, or months after having the baby. Postpartum depression can make it difficult for you to get through the day, take care of both yourself and your child, as well as make you feel isolated, alone, or that something is "wrong with you." Women with postpartum depression may also feel worthless, disinterested in the baby, difficulty concentrating, excessive anger or irritability, anxiety, eating more or less than usual, and crying uncontrollably for long periods of time. A PeaceTree therapist can provide you with the support that you need during this difficult time in your life. Psychotherapy will allow you to process and better understand your depression and anxiety as well as provide you with more effective coping mechanisms. To request a new patient appointment click here .

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