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.