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8 Strategies for Treating Post-Natal Depression
Venturing into Motherhood can be a daunting experience full of mixed emotions. Adding Post-Natal Depression to the list of challenges to deal with can prove overwhelming, but the good news is help is available to all mothers experiencing these symptoms. PND is described as depression that has occurred within 3 months and in some cases up to 6 months following the birth of your child. The symptoms that are experienced with post-natal depression are similar to those experienced in Depression and can include:
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If you feel as though you are suffering from Post-Natal Depression please book an appointment with me. PND is not a reflection of personal shortcomings and can be treated with psychological assistance so you can move forward in life and be the mother you aim to be. It is often difficult for women to psychologically digest having been given a ‘label’ like PND. In my approach the term ‘PND’ is used for no other reason than to guide the therapeutic process.
Reference: Treatment Protocol Project (2004). Management of Mental Disorders (4th Edition). Sydney. World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Evidence in Mental Health Policy.