Are you feeling sad or depressed more days than not?
How about irritable or angry towards others?
Are you struggling to sleep or with a change in appetite?
Does your mind race with constant worry or panic?
Do you worry about hurting your baby or have paralyzing fear that something is wrong with your child?
Do you find yourself trying to “over-control” because you are feeling “out of control”?
Do you have feelings of guilt, shame, or hopelessness?
These are just a few symptoms that may indicate the need for help with a perinatal mood disorder and the good news is….THEY ARE ALL TREATABLE and you DO NOT HAVE TO SUFFER ANY LONGER!
Although there are varying degrees of these symptoms from mild to severe, it’s important to seek support if any of them are causing you concern or significant impairment in important areas of your life, such as your relationships, your ability to communicate and process your thoughts effectively, and your desire to be around others.
If you are connecting to some of the symptoms mentioned above but you are still unsure if treatment is necessary or would be helpful, you can call me for a brief assessment over the phone. You can also complete the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale1 (EPDS) here and we can discuss the results in our consultation.