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What is Post Natal Depression?

Posted on July 29, 2016 in - 0

Post Natal Depression or PND affects 1 in 7 women in Australia. Post Natal Depression and Anxiety typically presents with a combination of symptoms but is different for every women. Typically symptoms can include:

  • Extreme concern or worry about the baby’s health
  • Panic attacks
  • Hypersensitive to noise and being touched
  • Changes in appetite or eating habits
  • Feeling extremely tired and lacking in energy
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping even when baby is sleeping
  • Sometimes obsessive compulsive behaviours can present
  • Feeling sad or crying a lot
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Total lack of sex drive or interest in being intimate
  • General feeling of worthlessness or that you have lost yourself.

If you are experiencing any of these feelings, talking to a professional can help. Psychology Consultants have a number of female Psychologists who are trained in treating PNDA. Visit our Brisbane Psychologists page to see our full team of Clinical Psychologists and their fields of specialisation.

 

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