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Around 1 in 10 women suffer from post natal depression following the birth of a child. Sometimes there may seem like a valid reason for the depression, whilst other times there is not.
This form of depression can be very upsetting when a mother has been looking forward to having her baby only to find herself depressed afterwards. Mothers suffering will often feel extreme guilt for feeling this way and may often feel they are unfit to be a mother which is often not the case.
Postnatal depression can affect women in different ways. Symptoms can start soon after giving birth and last for months or, in severe cases, they can persist for more than a year.
The main symptoms of postnatal depression are:
Other symptoms can include:
The cause of postnatal depression isn't completely clear. Most experts think it's the result of a combination of factors which may include:
Many patients require individual sessions with a mental health specialist. Dr de Silva would conduct a comprehensive assessment and explain her conclusions to you .She would discuss the treatment options taking into consideration your views and what she considers the optimum treatment for you. Treatment would generally include medication, or individual therapy or both. You would be reviewed regularly by Dr de Silva to monitor your progress.
Contact us now to see how Dr de Silva and her team can help with postnatal depression or call us for free confidential advice on 0207 1298 114