Best Therapists for Postpartum Depression Treatment

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Julieta Carrasco, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

Julieta Carrasco, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

Julieta is a woman, a mother and a Psychologist. She feels very passionate about her profession.

Specialities:

Anxiety (mild to moderate), Depression (mild to moderate), Postpartum depression, Suicidal Tendencies, Self-harm, Personality Disorders, Dealing with long term illnesses (i.e. cancer, etc), LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual Intimacy issues, Couples counselling, Family counselling, Panic attacks, Sleeping better, Pre-marital counselling, Trauma, Work-stress, Behavioral health, Crisis Intervention, Eating disorders, Phobias, Grief, Burnout, ADHD, OCD, Infertility counselling, Divorce counselling, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, PTSD, Sleeping disorder and International Relocation (Families moving abroad).

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Julieta is a woman, a mother and a Psychologist. She feels very passionate about her profession.

Specialities:

Anxiety (mild to moderate), Depression (mild to moderate), Postpartum depression, Suicidal Tendencies, Self-harm, Personality Disorders, Dealing with long term illnesses (i.e. cancer, etc), LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual Intimacy issues, Couples counselling, Family counselling, Panic attacks, Sleeping better, Pre-marital counselling, Trauma, Work-stress, Behavioral health, Crisis Intervention, Eating disorders, Phobias, Grief, Burnout, ADHD, OCD, Infertility counselling, Divorce counselling, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, PTSD, Sleeping disorder and International Relocation (Families moving abroad).

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Clarina Plessis, Psychotherapist & Trauma Specialist

Clarina Plessis, Psychotherapist & Trauma Specialist

Clarina is an experienced Psychotherapist who specializes in Trauma as well as Loss and the manifestations thereof such as Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout.

Specialities:

Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Career Coaching, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypnotherapy, Improving Communication, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sexual Assault, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress

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Clarina is an experienced Psychotherapist who specializes in Trauma as well as Loss and the manifestations thereof such as Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout.

Specialities:

Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Career Coaching, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypnotherapy, Improving Communication, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sexual Assault, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress

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Georgianna Fernandez, Clinical & Counseling Psychologist

Georgianna Fernandez, Clinical & Counseling Psychologist

Georgianna is an experienced clinical psychologist. Since her early years as a student she was passionate about soundly understanding human behavior and it´s underlying meaning.

Specialities:

Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypochondriasis, Infertility Counselling, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Procrastination, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Georgianna is an experienced clinical psychologist. Since her early years as a student she was passionate about soundly understanding human behavior and it´s underlying meaning.

Specialities:

Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypochondriasis, Infertility Counselling, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Procrastination, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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José Tavela, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

José Tavela, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

José is a Psycologist who dedicated himself to helping people achieve their goals and be happier. He’s also a teacher and likes to teach the youngest the art of the human mind. In spare time, José likes to play sports and travel.

Specialities:

Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Career Coaching, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypochondriasis, Improving Communication, Infertility Counselling, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Trauma, Work-stress

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José is a Psycologist who dedicated himself to helping people achieve their goals and be happier. He’s also a teacher and likes to teach the youngest the art of the human mind. In spare time, José likes to play sports and travel.

Specialities:

Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Career Coaching, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypochondriasis, Improving Communication, Infertility Counselling, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Trauma, Work-stress

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Michel Alhaddad, Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

Michel Alhaddad, Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

Michel is a Clinical and Educational psychologist. He has a passion for helping others and an ability to build unique relationships with children, youth and adults.

Specialities:

Abuse, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Burnout, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Depression, Emotional Self-regulation, Family Counselling, Grief, Low Self-esteem, OCD, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Phobias, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Michel is a Clinical and Educational psychologist. He has a passion for helping others and an ability to build unique relationships with children, youth and adults.

Specialities:

Abuse, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Burnout, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Depression, Emotional Self-regulation, Family Counselling, Grief, Low Self-esteem, OCD, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Phobias, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Enas Mashal, Clinical Psychologist

Enas Mashal, Clinical Psychologist

Enas is a senior psychotherapist with long experience in CBT, DBT, ACT, and psychotherapy based on non-violent communication. She has a very good academic and professional background.

Specialities:

Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Crisis Intervention, Dealing with long-term illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Procrastination, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress

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Enas is a senior psychotherapist with long experience in CBT, DBT, ACT, and psychotherapy based on non-violent communication. She has a very good academic and professional background.

Specialities:

Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Crisis Intervention, Dealing with long-term illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Procrastination, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress

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Chryssa Charizani, Counselling Psychologist & And Life Coach

Chryssa Charizani, Counselling Psychologist & And Life Coach

Chryssa is a licensed Psychologist from Greek University A.U.TH. with Master Studies in Social Work at the University of Cyprus and a Specialisation in Counseling and School Psychology. Her experience is focused on preparation for after high school studies and job search, in multicultural social services, job counselling and in individual psychological support and empowerment.

Specialities:

Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, Dealing with long term illnesses, LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Couples Counselling, Family Counselling, Panic attacks, Sleeping better, Addictions, Pre-marital Counselling, Trauma, Work-stress, Behavioral health, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Grief, Burnout, OCD, Infertility Counselling, Divorce Counselling, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, PTSD

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Chryssa is a licensed Psychologist from Greek University A.U.TH. with Master Studies in Social Work at the University of Cyprus and a Specialisation in Counseling and School Psychology. Her experience is focused on preparation for after high school studies and job search, in multicultural social services, job counselling and in individual psychological support and empowerment.

Specialities:

Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, Dealing with long term illnesses, LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Couples Counselling, Family Counselling, Panic attacks, Sleeping better, Addictions, Pre-marital Counselling, Trauma, Work-stress, Behavioral health, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Grief, Burnout, OCD, Infertility Counselling, Divorce Counselling, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, PTSD

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Pilar Pastoriza, Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

Pilar Pastoriza, Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

Pilar is a Licensed psychologist with 29 years of experience. Her main accomplishment in her life is to be able to help people improve their lives with therapy.

Specialities:

Anger Management, Anxiety, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypnotherapy, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, Relationship Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Pilar is a Licensed psychologist with 29 years of experience. Her main accomplishment in her life is to be able to help people improve their lives with therapy.

Specialities:

Anger Management, Anxiety, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Hypnotherapy, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, Relationship Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Kelsey Gibbs, CBT & DBT Practitioner

Kelsey Gibbs, CBT & DBT Practitioner

Kelsey Gibbs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a diverse background working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health concerns in inpatient and outpatient settings over the last 10 years

Specialities:

Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress

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Kelsey Gibbs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a diverse background working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health concerns in inpatient and outpatient settings over the last 10 years

Specialities:

Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Confidence, Couples Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, OCD, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Psychosis, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Suicidal Tendencies, Trauma, Work-stress

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Jumuga Daiana Raluca, Psychologist

Jumuga Daiana Raluca, Psychologist

I am a mother, a wife, and a psychologist. I am a social person, and have always loved to observe people and understand their behavior, emotions and thoughts.

Specialities:

Decreasing anxiety, Depression & PTSD, Changing thought patterns, Sleeping better, Emotional self-regulation, Improving self-esteem and Teen counseling.

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I am a mother, a wife, and a psychologist. I am a social person, and have always loved to observe people and understand their behavior, emotions and thoughts.

Specialities:

Decreasing anxiety, Depression & PTSD, Changing thought patterns, Sleeping better, Emotional self-regulation, Improving self-esteem and Teen counseling.

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Victoria Healey, Solution Focused Therapy & Counselling Psychologist

Victoria Healey, Solution Focused Therapy & Counselling Psychologist

Victoria Healy is a Canadian native who has been living abroad for the past 10 years, beginning at 22 moving to Tokyo to teach English.

Specialities:

Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, Relationship Issues, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Work-stress

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Victoria Healy is a Canadian native who has been living abroad for the past 10 years, beginning at 22 moving to Tokyo to teach English.

Specialities:

Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, Low Self-esteem, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, Procrastination, Relationship Issues, Sexual Intimacy Issues, Sleeping Better, Stress Management, Work-stress

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Anna Paralousi, Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

Anna Paralousi, Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist

I am a psychologist with over 10 years experience. I have studied and worked with various cultures and diverse groups of people worldwide.

Specialities:

Anxiety (mild to moderate), Anxiety (severe), Depression (mild to moderate), Postpartum depression, Autistic spectrum disorder, Personality Disorders, Dealing with long term illnesses (i.e. cancer, etc), LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual Intimacy issues, Family counseling, Panic attacks, Pre-marital counseling, Trauma.

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I am a psychologist with over 10 years experience. I have studied and worked with various cultures and diverse groups of people worldwide.

Specialities:

Anxiety (mild to moderate), Anxiety (severe), Depression (mild to moderate), Postpartum depression, Autistic spectrum disorder, Personality Disorders, Dealing with long term illnesses (i.e. cancer, etc), LGBTQ+ issues, Sexual Intimacy issues, Family counseling, Panic attacks, Pre-marital counseling, Trauma.

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Christina Sfeir, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

Christina Sfeir, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

Christina S is a Lebanese young woman with a huge ambition to help people reach their best self.

Specialities:

Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sexual Assault, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Christina S is a Lebanese young woman with a huge ambition to help people reach their best self.

Specialities:

Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum, Behavioral Health, Boost Productivity, Burnout, Confidence, Dealing With Long-term Illnesses, Depression, Emotional Self-regulation, Existential Crisis, Family Counselling, Grief, Healing Negative Past Emotions, Improving Communication, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Low Self-esteem, Mood Disorder, Panic Attacks, Parental Counselling, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self-harm, Sexual Assault, Stress Management, Trauma, Work-stress

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Aleksandra Panovski, Therapist & Life Coach

Aleksandra Panovski, Therapist & Life Coach

Aleksandra is licensed psychologist, psychotherapist, and a life coach with expertise in Gestalt psychotherapy, Integrative psychotherapy, and Life Coaching.

Specialities:

Decreasing anxiety, Depression & PTSD, Building confidence, Healing negative past emotions, Overcoming grief & trauma and Improving self-esteem.

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Aleksandra is licensed psychologist, psychotherapist, and a life coach with expertise in Gestalt psychotherapy, Integrative psychotherapy, and Life Coaching.

Specialities:

Decreasing anxiety, Depression & PTSD, Building confidence, Healing negative past emotions, Overcoming grief & trauma and Improving self-esteem.

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What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is a form of depression that strikes parents after childbirth. Like other forms of depression, PPD is remarked by extreme sadness and blues. Postpartum depression can also be on a spectrum, with an extreme taking the form of postpartum psychosis. According to one research, 33% of the women in Dubai suffer from a form of PPD.

Who gets postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is mostly presumed to strike women; however, fathers are also susceptible to PPD. While the risk factors for postpartum depression in men are lesser since their bodies did not endure the trauma of childbirth nor are there hormonal changes occurring, nonetheless, the psychological effect of childbirth can strike them too.

What are the signs of postpartum depression?

Physical postpartum depression symptoms include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Lack of energy
  • Panic attacks
  • Issues with sleep –sleeping too little or too much

Emotional and mental postpartum depression signs include:

  • Anxiety
  • Tears and bouts of crying, seemingly for no reason
  • Problems bonding with the baby
  • Guilt and shame about not being able to easily bond with the baby and not being a good mother
  • Loss of interest and pleasure in activities that you once enjoyed
  • Hopelessness
  • Increase in irritability
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Issues with self-worth and competence
  • Severe or extreme mood swings
  • Suicide ideation
  • Thoughts of harming the baby or yourself
  • Withdrawing from social settings

What is the difference between postpartum depression and baby blues?

Often, baby blues are confused with postpartum depression. However, they are both different, especially in their gravity.

Baby blues are normal to experience; your body has undergone trauma, your life has changed, you are responsible for a very vulnerable baby and your hormones are changing.

So, it is entirely understandable to have blues. These tend mostly to last for a couple of weeks and subside gradually on their own.

  • Some signs of baby blues include:
  • Bouts of crying
  • Inability to properly concentrate
  • Dietary issues
  • Guilt
  • Mood swings
  • Overwhelm
  • Sadness
  • Sleep issues

Postpartum depression, on the other hand, is more severe in terms of symptoms. Another key difference between the two is that blues tend to last for a shorter time, whereas the symptoms of depression tend to last for longer.

When does postpartum depression start?

Postpartum depression symptoms tend to set in after birth. For women, there are hormonal changes that accompany labor, and hence their emotional health becomes precarious.

Similarly, for men, it is after the baby arrives that the gravity of the situation hits them. Also, the disruption to life and the responsibility towards the baby increases after the baby is born.

How long does postpartum depression last?

There is no fixed postpartum depression period, but the symptoms can last for up to a year. However, this does not mean you will be fine after precisely a year; the impact on your mental health might persist.

What causes postpartum depression?

Hormonal changes

The most salient factor for postpartum depression in women is the hormonal changes. Essentially, during pregnancy, estrogen and progesterone are at an extremely high level, and these then decline sharply after delivery. Consequently, emotional and mood problems tend to set in.

Similarly, women may also experience a drop in their thyroid hormone levels. This can also contribute to PPD.

Traumatic birth

Women who have experienced traumatic labor are at a greater risk of getting PPD.

The gravity of the responsibility

Having a baby is not easy but taking care of them is not any less daunting, especially for first-time parents. The constant fear of doing something wrong, not knowing what the right answer is, having the fear of public censure, and the pressure of being good parents can lead to extreme mental stress, resulting then in the symptoms of postpartum depression.

Difficult babies

Some babies are especially difficult and managing them can be hard for the parents. There is a greater risk of PPD in such cases.

Fatigue

Babies are very demanding. They need to be fed, changed, and burped, constantly. This can take a great toll on the parents, but especially the mothers.

Women are not only recovering from the trauma of labor, but they also have to constantly be with the baby. The consequent exhaustion may cause burnout, stress, and signs of PPD.

Lack of sleep and poor diet in busy and very tired parents can also increase the risk of PPD.

Lack of support

Parents who do not have enough social or financial support have greater risk of PPD.

Loss

Some babies do not survive after birth, leaving their parents bereft. The grief of losing the baby can also cause postpartum depression in the parents. Women might be hit harder, as their body gives them constant reminders of their loss.

History of mental issues

People with a personal or family history of mental health issues have a greater chance of getting postpartum depression.

Poor lifestyle choices

Parents who are into substance abuse have a greater risk of PPD.

Self-imposed pressure

Sometimes, knowledge can also be a curse. Reading too much parenting material can cause people to underestimate the parenting learning curve. As a result, they judge themselves for not being the perfect parents.

Judgment can also morph into guilt and shame. Moreover, some people might also put undue pressure on themselves because of their personality traits like perfectionism. However, life with a baby is messy, and not realizing this in time can make people depressed about their state.

Unwell baby

If the baby has some medical issues, especially those that require a hospital stay, the parents are then more likely to have PPD.

How to recover from postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression treatment is a composite of medication, therapy, or a combination of both.

Medication

Women may be prescribed antidepressants like SSRIs for the management of postpartum depression symptoms. They may be given hormone therapy as well.

Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), has shown promising results. However, it may be hard for women to get therapy, which is why online operations at Fitcy Health are very convenient.

Parents can seek therapy from the comfort of their homes. The average cost is also lower than most places in Dubai, and as new parents can be strapped for cash, it is a big advantage. The message dashboard allows parents to communicate whenever they feel overwhelmed.

Combination

The combination of therapy and medication is deemed a successful form of postpartum depression treatment.

How to deal with postpartum depression naturally?

Postpartum depression cannot be treated with natural remedies alone, but they certainly do help. Recommended interventions include:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Connecting with nature
  • Exercise (after the doctor’s approval)
  • Healthy and balanced diet
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-care
  • Sufficient sleep
  • Yoga

How to prevent postpartum depression?

You cannot entirely prevent postpartum depression; some steps can help with prognosis. These include:

  • Working on your mental health
  • Getting therapy preemptively, especially if you have a history of mental health issues.
  • Taking antenatal and postnatal classes
  • Joining support groups
  • Getting help from friends and family
  • Getting house help

How to prevent postpartum depression naturally?

Some natural remedies to help with lowering the risk of postpartum depression include:

  • Focusing on your diet and sleep
  • Avoiding alcohol and any recreational drugs
  • Getting fresh air

How to help someone with postpartum depression?

If your partner or a friend has PPD, some things you can do include:

  • Lend them your ear
  • Do not invalidate their feelings
  • Give them support in any form
  • Help them with the baby and house chores
  • Do not compare their experience to others

When is postpartum depression an emergency?

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, the baby, or others, are hallucinating or have insomnia and mood issues, you may have postpartum psychosis. It is a medical emergency, and you should seek help immediately.

Why is discussing postpartum depression important?

There is so much pressure on women to be the perfect moms. They cannot talk to people about their struggles due to public censure and the stigma attached. Consequently, many women must bear not just the physical brunt of having a baby, but the emotional toll in the form of postpartum depression as well.

Hence, discussing the meaning of postpartum depression, its impact, and the postpartum depression treatment is vital. Talking about it allows women to feel less isolated and normalizes seeking professional help from Fitcy Health.

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