Having a baby is an emotional and life changing experience. In the days and weeks following childbirth many new mothers experience some form of depression. In all there are three types of depression that can be classed in the spectrum of postnatal depression:
Postnatal depression can affect different people in different ways. The list below features many of the most common symptoms of PND.
Another fairly common symptom is for women with PND to worry about harming their baby. While there are actually very few instances of women with PND following through on these thoughts it is important that if you are feeling this way, or you are worried that a mother you know may harm her child, that you seek the help of a medical professional.
If you are feeling any of the above symptoms it is important that you seek help by talking to your GP, midwife or health visitor. The good news is that even if postnatal depression is diagnosed it can be treated.
Treatment for postnatal depression usually takes the same form as treatment for ordinary depression and consists of a combination of self help, talking therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Counselling) and antidepressant medications.
We offer private and confidential treatment for all psychiatric conditions, including postnatal depression. With an extensive range of therapy options and differing fee structures we will help you design a treatment schedule to suit your individual needs and time-constraints.
We offer the following:
Our private outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services can be accessed at the following locations:
The Association for Post-Natal Illness is a Registered Charity (No. 280510) that aims to provide support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness and to increase public awareness of the illness.
Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people with depression. Their aim is to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via our publications, supporter services and network of self-help groups for people affected by depression.
The Meet A Mum Association (MAMA) is a UK registered charity which aims to provide friendship and support to all mothers and mothers-to-be.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
Health advice and information provided by the NHS.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.