women suffering can find help through PPD treatment

Women and Postnatal Depression

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a form of clinical depression that can affect women after childbirth. PPD is a moderate to severe form of depression and usually occurs within the first four weeks after delivery. More than half of women will experience mild depression and mood changes after pregnancy like anxiety, irritation, tearfulness, and restlessness – commonly called “baby blues”. Postpartum Depression, on the other hand, is much more serious, and seeking professional help is advised.

At Destination Hope, we know the difference between “postpartum blues,” and when you need postpartum depression treatment. Our counselors understand the complex emotions that accompany PPD, and you are not alone. Many women have intense emotional reactions postnatal, from depression to psychosis. We are here to help you understand and overcome.

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Symptoms of Postpartum Depression include:

  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Decreased appetite
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Feelings of withdrawal
  • Social isolation
  • Lack of pleasure
  • Negative feelings toward the baby
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Trouble sleeping

Treatment for Postpartum Depression

mother and baby after PPD Treatment

If PPD is left untreated, it can last for months or even years, and can eventually lead to substance abuse and addiction. PPD is not something that can you can easily overcome yourself, but rather needs clinical treatment. At Destination Hope, women suffering from PPD and alcohol or drug related addiction will get the help they need. We understand that reaching out for help is not easy, but seeking treatment for postnatal depression is a choice that will pay off in the long run.

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