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Post Natal Depression Counselling in London | Treatment & Therapy

What is Post Natal 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 Post Natal 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 Post Natal Depression in London

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

Post Natal 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 Post Natal Depression in London

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


Post Natal Depression Counselling Team

All our Therapists offer Psychological Therapies for Post Natal 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.


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