How to Treat Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression can be scary and extremely distressing, both for moms who experience it as well as their loved ones. Sometimes the hardest part of getting help for postpartum depression is reaching out for the first time. Many moms feel completely alone in their emotions, stigmatized, and are ashamed of how they are feeling; this may cause them to delay reaching out for help.
But the good news is that once it’s diagnosed, it’s generally quite treatable. Taking an online postpartum depression screening can be a great first step in understanding how the condition is impacting you so that you can begin to seek treatment. Postpartum depression is typically treated with talk therapy — or a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Moms may also find it helpful to join a postpartum depression support group.