Our online psychological treatment for postpartum depression
Online psychological treatment for postpartum depression
Did you give birth and feel gloomy and sad, empty or guilty? Do you feel you are a bad mother or experience negative feelings about your baby? Need to cry often or not enjoying your baby. These can all be hallmarks of postpartum depression.
1 in 10 women experience depression after childbirth. Postpartum depression is similar to regular depression; it is long-lasting and requires help. Postpartum depression is very common. If you are experiencing the above characteristics, then you are certainly not the only one!
GGZonline’s online psychological treatment can help. In this article you can read about what postpartum depression is, how to recognize it and how GGZonline’s online treatment can help.
What is postpartum depression?
Everyone feels gloomy or sad from time to time. Depression feels very different. These feelings last longer than two weeks and often you need help to get out.
After childbirth, depression may develop. This is called postpartum depression. You may feel gloomy, unhappy with your baby or have to cry very often. Every year in the Netherlands, some 23,000 women suffer from postpartum depression after giving birth. Therefore, it is nothing to be ashamed of.
How do you recognize postpartum depression?
In postpartum depression, you have one or more of the following symptoms for two consecutive weeks:
You feel like a bad mother.
You don’t feel like doing anything.
You feel you cannot take care of the baby.
You are not enjoying the baby.
You have little or just a lot of appetite.
You have low self-confidence.
You lack maternal feelings.
You need to cry often.
You have a headache, feel nauseous or dizzy.
You are thinking about suicide.
You sometimes think about doing something to your baby or you are afraid you will.
At GGZonline, we offer specialty mental health services.
Likelihood of postpartum depression
You are more likely to have postpartum depression if you have had depression before or if you experienced depressive symptoms during pregnancy. Also, if you are not fully satisfied in your relationship, experience little support from those around you, and if you experienced stress during your pregnancy, you are more likely to experience postpartum depression.
How can online treatment help with postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression is well treatable. Therefore, you certainly do not need to feel guilty about the things you feel or think. After only a few online treatments, you will notice that the symptoms are diminishing. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms as quickly as possible. Depression can be treated well and successfully.
The treatment proceeds in a number of steps. First you sign up, you can do this yourself or through your doctor. Then you will have several online appointments and a diagnosis will be determined. This is necessary for further treatment. Then the online treatment starts from your own environment. There are no wait times with us and you will be helped directly online, from the comfort of your own safe home environment.
GGZonline features online treatments for people with depression-related symptoms. These treatments are entirely online and can be done from home. GGZonline provides customized professional treatment. You can read more about this on the website page.
Do you have questions about postpartum depression, treatment or would you like to meet with 1 of our psychologists? Then contact us without obligation!
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