Treatment to overcome postpartum depression

From Centro Integra , our Psychologists carry out the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression in order to overcome its symptoms.

WHAT IS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?

Postpartum depression is a type of depression (severe or moderate) that occurs after a woman has given birth. It can appear from shortly after delivery to a year later. In most cases it usually occurs within the first three months after delivery.

HOW DOES IT BEGIN? CAUSES:

The specific causes of its appearance are unknown. What is known is that during pregnancy and after giving birth, hormonal levels are altered, this influences the mood and can cause sadness, apathy, irritability and other sensations that can lead to a state of depression.

In addition to hormonal disorders, there are a number of factors or situations that occur as a result of childbirth and that can trigger postpartum depression in the mother, such as:

  • Have less free time
  • Physical changes after delivery
  • Changes at the social and labor level
  • Insecurity, doubts, or concerns about your ability to be a good mother
  • Lack of sleep

SYMPTOMS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

It should be noted that feelings of anxiety, irritation, sadness with crying and restlessness are quite common in the first two weeks after giving birth and almost always disappear soon, without the need for treatment. We talk about postpartum depression when the baby blues do not go away or when the signs of depression appear for one or more months after giving birth.
The symptoms of postpartum depression are the same as the symptoms of depression:
  • Sad mood
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Lack of interest in all or most activities
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of energy
  • Trouble doing everyday tasks at home or work
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping problems
In the specific case of postpartum depression, a mother can also:
  • Being or feeling unable to take care of yourself or your baby
  • Being afraid of being alone with the baby
  • Having negative feelings towards the baby
  • Worrying excessively about the baby or, on the contrary, showing no interest in him

TREATMENT HOW TO OVERCOME POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION?

The treatment carried out by the Psychologist to overcome it is fundamentally based on:

  • Modifying the thoughts or beliefs that fuel depression
  • Regain lost confidence and activate resources as a mother
  • Teach tools to enjoy motherhood from a more positive perspective
  • Adopt more effective habits and routines that allow you to face this new stage with less stress

If you are looking for a  Psychologist   for the treatment of postpartum depression, do not hesitate to  contact  us.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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