Causes of Postpartum Depression
There are several noted causes for postpartum depression. Although there is no one definitive cause, three seem to be most prominent. These include hormonal changes, situational risks (stress of change), and life stresses that already existed prior to the birth of the baby.
Commonality of Postpartum Depression
According to Mental Health America, postpartum depression is estimated to occur in approximately 10 to 20 percent of new mothers.
Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression
According to the DSM, in order for postpartum depression to be diagnosed, signs and symptoms of major depression must develop within four weeks of giving birth.
Equilibria’s Philadelphia clinicians are seasoned in recognizing the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and providing proper diagnosis. By quickly and properly recognizing the disorder, appropriate postpartum depression treatment strategies can be applied.
Postpartum Depression Treatment
At Equilibria, psychologists are skilled at helping pregnant women and new mothers navigate the very significant emotional, behavioral, physical, and environmental changes that occur during pregnancy and after giving birth.
Our clinician’s postpartum depression treatment helps women suffering from postpartum depression or women experiencing anxiety around motherhood recognize what may be contributing to the problem, learn how to get additional support and develop healthier coping strategies.