Postpartum Mood Disorders

Aproximately 15% of women experience postpartum mood disorders in the year after giving birth. These disorders include depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and (rarely) psychosis. When a mother suffers from PPMD her partner and children suffer too. PPMD is truly a family affair, and left untreated it can cause significant damage to a woman's sense of herself as a mother, to the long term cognitive and emotional development of the child, and to the marital relationship. Therapy can help you to: