Postpartum Depression is when depression occurs after someone gives birth. It can be debilitating for parents and their children. A person who gave birth may have extreme sadness, feelings of guilt, feeling worthless or hopeless, tearfulness, thoughts of death, self-harm, or suicide.
Therapy for Postpartum Depression involves similar interventions to those for depression, with a specific focus on the role that giving birth and becoming a parent played in the experience.
Therapist interventions include exploring and processing feelings related to depression, discovering and disputing unhelpful thought patterns, and developing coping skills.
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