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Why choose Psymplicity to treat your prenatal and postnatal depression?
A Quick Introduction to Pre and Postnatal Depression
Prenatal and postnatal depression can have a huge impact on your life, making you feel unhappy, distracted and anxious. But both are treatable, using our three-step process:
- Get the right diagnosis and a holistic prenatal or postnatal depression treatment plan tailored to you
- Receive cognitive behavioral therapy or counselling to help you deal with the symptoms of prenatal or postnatal depression. We can also prescribe medication before therapy to help alleviate symptoms
- Enjoy and embrace parenthood and feel happy and confident wherever you are in your journey
We don’t just work with you to treat the symptoms; our holistic approach means you’ll have all the tools you need to manage your pre and postnatal depression.
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What are prenatal and postnatal depression?
Prenatal depression affects pregnant women, while postnatal depression occurs after childbirth. The mind and body both change during these periods, and these changes can overwhelm some mothers during and after their pregnancy.
How are prenatal and postnatal depression treated?
At Psymplicity, we adopt a holistic approach that puts your wellbeing first. We work to fight prenatal or postnatal depression with a combination of treatments depending on the patient’s situation. We’ll develop a tailored plan that takes your circumstances, medical history and any underlying conditions into account.
What are the symptoms of prenatal and postnatal depression?
Symptoms of both prenatal and postnatal depression can include lack of energy, chronic anxiety and the feeling of isolation. These symptoms can vary, and some women experience these forms of depression for much longer periods than others. Here, we cover the most common symptoms of prenatal and postnatal depression.
Meet our prenatal and postnatal depression specialists
Our specialists in this field have decades of combined experience in diagnosing and treating prenatal and postnatal depression and have practised in leading institutions in the UK and beyond. Our experts are dedicated to keeping up to date with all the latest developments in psychiatry to deliver the best care for you — because we know that the right treatment combination can be truly transformative.
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What is Prenatal Depression?
Having a child is a significant step for any parent, whether it’s their first time or their fifth. Women preparing to become mothers experience a completely new world as they learn more about their pregnancy, and sometimes, anxiety or insecurity can follow. Women must prepare to endure changes to not only their body but also their lifestyle and routine. This alone can be daunting for many and induce symptoms of prenatal depression.
Once a woman has given birth and is preparing for life with her new baby, there may then come worries surrounding responsibility — even if this is not their first child. New mothers are also likely to suffer from lack of sleep, significant weight gain or loss and general feelings of loneliness. These and other symptoms can lead to postnatal depression.
Prenatal and postnatal depression are more common than you might assume, no thanks to the media’s increased portrayal of “perfect” mothers and “easy” babies. In today’s society, it’s easy for new parents to feel isolated if they’re struggling during their pregnancy or the first few months of motherhood. Some may also have anxieties around reaching out and asking for help — the challenging emotions they are experiencing may cause them to feel embarrassed or alone when it comes to seeking guidance, particularly if they are single parents without a supportive partner who can offer rationalisation and comfort.
On top of this, the sleep deprivation that inevitably comes with bringing home a newborn can trigger complex emotions and leave women feeling depressed and alone, even if they have a supportive network around them. Women suffering from postnatal depression also tend to feel fear, anger and guilt. These emotions are usually a result of a new mother feeling pressured to live up to expectations, whether by those around them or the media.
But these feelings are nothing to be ashamed of. Both prenatal and postnatal depression can severely impact a woman’s ability to enjoy and embrace the challenging journey of becoming a mother. All pregnant women and new mothers are bound to feel overwhelmed during this new stage in their lives, but unfortunately, these powerful emotions and feelings of isolation can sometimes prove difficult to manage alongside having a child to care for.
What Are The Symptoms of Postnatal Depression?
Symptoms of prenatal and postnatal depression can occur at any stage of a new mother’s journey and do not have to be consistent to be considered significant.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the symptoms of prenatal or postnatal depression — neither are conditions that can be ultimately defined by a woman feeling a certain way. However, it’s important to recognise the common symptoms that affect new mothers of all backgrounds, ages, shapes and sizes around the world.
People who suffer from prenatal or postnatal depression can be misconstrued as attention-seeking or ungrateful, but the reality is that they are battling challenging and serious conditions that can impact virtually every aspect of a new mother’s life.
Book an appointment to see how we can help you banish anxieties, enhance your self-belief and improve your quality of life during and after pregnancy. During your consultation, you’ll receive the diagnosis you’ve been waiting for, along with a bespoke plan of treatment for your prenatal or postnatal depression.
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The Psymplicity approach to treating prenatal and postnatal depression
At Psymplicity, we provide an integrated approach to prenatal and postnatal depression treatment. Your tailored treatment plan may involve advanced treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychiatric therapy and, in some cases, medication.
Prenatal and postnatal depression treatment shouldn’t be yet another distraction or cause of stress, which is why we aim to treat every patient in a way that works around your life, not disrupts it further. Our expert team of psychiatrists will study every aspect of your case to formulate a suitable treatment plan.
Key to this is understanding the impact the condition has on your life while considering your medical history and any underlying mental and physical health issues, which eliminates these as potential causes of symptoms and allows us to deliver an accurate diagnosis and the best course of treatment.
Your prenatal or postnatal depression treatment plan
Following our in-depth assessment and subsequent pre or postnatal depression diagnosis, you’ll benefit from a personalised and balanced treatment approach that prioritises helping you understand and manage your symptoms while reducing the impact of the condition on your life.
To ensure a perfectly tailored treatment plan, we begin with a professional prenatal or postnatal depression diagnosis and produce a personalised assessment report.
Our experts will evaluate your needs and create a bespoke treatment plan that suits you. We have a deep-rooted understanding of the specific benefits of each method of therapy as well as the commonly prescribed medication, which we’ll talk you through during your appointment.
Prenatal and postnatal depression patients need continued care and support, which is why we recommend follow-up appointments to review progress, discuss any concerns and adjust medication doses to help you on your path to recovery.
Meet our specialists in prenatal and postnatal depression diagnosis and treatment
Our prenatal and postnatal depression specialists are among the best in their field, having successfully treated the symptoms of these conditions for decades. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and that to provide the transformation so many of our clients enjoy requires a bespoke, holistic plan — one we’re confident you won’t find anywhere else.
Other conditions treated by our experts
Our psychiatric team specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions and many others. Each patient is treated on a case-by-case basis, meaning that your treatment plan is unique to you. We have two clinics in London and online appointments available, so contact us today to book yours.
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