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What is Postnatal Depression?

Postnatal depression (also known as PND) can seriously interferes with self-care and caring for the newborn. PND affects not only the quality of a woman's life and her experience of mothering her baby, but also her infant, other children and her relationship with her partner. It usually begins between the second and third month after birth and may persist for 6/7 months. Without help or treatment, the consequences of PND can be long term for women and their families.

Post Natal Depression affects 10-20% of women following childbirth. Post Natal Depression, if untreated, can lead to recurrent depressive episodes, affect the child's development (e.g. below-average growth, malnutrition, chronic illness). In cases of severe depression, especially with psychotic symptoms, there is a risk of suicide and infanticide.


The signs of Postnatal Depression

The term Postnatal depression is commonly used to describe a sustained depressive disorder in women following childbirth, characterised by the following signs:
  1. Low mood.
  2. Feeling tearful and sad.
  3. Anxiety.
  4. Sleep difficulties.
  5. Reduced self-esteem.
  6. Somatic symptoms such as poor appetite and weight loss.
  7. Difficulty coping with day-to-day tasks.

Treatment for Postnatal Depression in London

Research has shown that most effective treatment for Postnatal Depression is Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.

Postnatal Depression Counselling - For more information about talking therapy and treatment programmes available at our Clinics in London please visit our Treatment page.


Getting Therapy for Postnatal Depression in London

We offer Psychological Therapy for PND to Women at our clinics in Central London.


Postnatal Depression Counselling Team

All our Therapists offer Psychological Therapies for Postnatal Depression to Women. Click here to meet the Team.


Fees

Sessions with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only. You can find out more about our fees on our Fees Page.

Recent Blog Posts on Postnatal Depression

Recent Blog Posts on Postnatal Depression

Healing from PND: Finding Joy in the Journey of Parenthood

By The International Psychology Clinic | 16 August 2023
Healing from PND: Finding Joy in the Journey of Parenthood

The journey of parenthood is one of profound transformation, marked by love, sacrifice, and boundless joy. However, for some mothers, the shadows of postnatal depression (PND) can dim the brightness of this journey. In this article, we will explore the […]

Empowering Motherhood: Conquering Postnatal Depression

By The International Psychology Clinic | 16 August 2023
Empowering Motherhood: Conquering Postnatal Depression

The journey into motherhood is a profound and transformative experience, marked by love, bonding, and anticipation. However, for many women, the path to motherhood can also be shadowed by the challenges of postnatal depression. In this article, we will delve […]

Postnatal Depression Unveiled: Embracing Healing and Recovery

By The International Psychology Clinic | 16 August 2023
Postnatal Depression Unveiled: Embracing Healing and Recovery

Motherhood is often portrayed as a period of joy, bonding, and new beginnings. However, for many women, the reality can be vastly different. Postnatal depression (PND) can shroud this transformative phase in darkness, making the journey to embracing motherhood an […]

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