Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depressionPostpartum depression doesn't happen to every woman that gives birth, but it is a serious problem for some new mothers. Some of the major symptoms of postpartum depression are having bad thoughts about the baby, suicidal thoughts, loss of energy, feelings of guilt, anti-social behavior and more. It is important to seek treatment if any of these signs of postpartum depression appear before more serious problems arise. On GoMentor.com, you can get help from skilled therapists who offer online treatment for postpartum depression and may be able to help.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

While they will vary from woman to woman, these are some of the common signs of postpartum depression:

  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Decreased appetite
  • Trouble with concentration
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Loss of energy
  • Negative feelings toward the baby
  • Thinking about death or suicide
  • Sleeping problems

As mentioned, if postpartum depression is left untreated, there is a chance it may blossom into a major depressive episode that brings with it many other dangers. In other extreme cases, postpartum depression may lead to mothers harming or trying to harm their baby. For others, suicidal thoughts may lead to suicidal attempts, which is dangerous. The good news is that all of these risks associated with postpartum depression can be avoided with treatment when the symptoms first appear.

Treatment for Postpartum Depression 

It's important to understand the special needs of women facing postpartum depression. The conflicting thoughts of loving the baby and sometimes hating it are more than enough to drive some women to the brink or even over the edge, falling into a more serious mental illness. With psychotherapy and counselling, therapists at GoMentor 24/7 offer online treatment for postpartum depression that can help women deal with all the issues that come with this mood disorder. Depression happens to most people at one time or another, but postpartum depression is different and requires a slightly different approach to treatment. This is why the online therapy might be an option to consider.

Help with Postpartum Depression

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