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What You Need To Know About Postpartum Mental Health

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15. Treatment For Postpartum Depression And Anxiety
When initially talking with your doctor about your concerns, they may have you fill out some questionnaires in order to determine your level of care. They may also order some blood tests, as a thyroid out of whack can also cause similar symptoms.

Both postpartum depression and anxiety can be treated by antidepressant medications, therapy, or a combination of both. Some medications cross into breast milk, so the type of medication you take depends on whether you’re nursing or not.

You and your doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of medication. Talk therapy is also incredibly helpful and a therapist or psychologist can help you with coping mechanisms and working through your feelings. Natural remedies also exist and are worth investigating if they interest you.