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Treatments: An Introduction


Treatments: An Introduction

The most important thing for women who feel there is something wrong is to seek help from experienced professionals who can help them understand where the feelings are coming from and provide assistance. Depression and anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum are highly treatable.  There is a wide range of treatment options and services that include individual, couple and group support.  Some women prefer individual therapy while others find groups reduce their feelings of isolation.  Women experiencing moderate to severe major depression benefit from medication and therapy.  Sometimes a woman needs to change caregivers to find the caregiver who is right for her. Reaching out to trusted family and friends is important.
Dr. Stefanie Green, Maternity Physician
Dr. Carolyn Steinberg, Psychiatrist
Dr. Deirdre Ryan, Psychiatrist
Kathryn Eagleheart, Birthing and Postpartum Doula
Key Messages in the video:
Postpartum Depression is a treatable illness
A wide range of treatments exists
Medication and therapy are beneficial for women with moderate to
severe major depression
It is critically important to seek help
Find a care provider who meets your needs
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