Treatment of PND
The type of treatment that is best for you can depend on various things including:
- How severe your depression is and what symptoms you have.
- The impact of your symptoms on your ability to function (to look after yourself and your baby).
- Whether you have had depression or other mental health problems in the past.
- Your current situation.
There are many therapies for PND however the most important factor is recognising that it exists. As many depressed mothers don’t know what is wrong with them, it is up to GPs, midwives, partners or family to help spot behavioural changes. All women with postnatal depression need emotional support from family and friends.
It is important that you visit your GP for a full medical assessment.