Tips for Living with Depression and Post Partum

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    lilbitcrazed wrote...

     

    those of us living with depression are apt to succept to post partum disorder and depression. Mine has been quite severe. I was wondering if aside from reading self help books were there any other tips for dealing with the constant struggle that accompany a mother with PPD.

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear lilbitcrazed,

     

    Certainly, there are some good books on the topic of PPD, but yes, there are other ways to manage it. There are support groups, and both therapy and medications have been found to be helpful. SharePosting here and discussing your posts with others who comment can be helpful for support too.

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    Have you discussed PPD with your doctor? If not, please do? You and your baby deserve the very best during this special time. There are effective treatments, so please don't hesitate to reach out for help.

     

    Best wishes to you and your little one,

     

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Published On: November 19, 2007