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Treatment For Depression During Pregnancy
While there is no single cure for depression, there are many ways to treat the symptoms and lead a normal life. Depression is often caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, stress, and psychiatric problems. People with poor self-esteem, a lack of optimism, and a lack of social support are at higher risk for depression. Environmental factors may also contribute to the development of depression. In order to combat the symptoms, it is essential to get treatment.
There are several types of depression, including seasonal affective disorder and melancholic depression. SAD is triggered by seasonal changes, such as reduced natural sunlight, while melancholic depression affects the whole year round. These disorders vary in severity, but all three symptoms must be present for two weeks to be diagnosed as major depression. Symptoms of depression can range from a simple sadness to a complete loss of pleasure from everyday activities. In most cases, depression is a serious condition that affects one or more family members.
Treatment for depression during pregnancy can involve talking therapy or using natural remedies. However, some women take antidepressants during pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence about which antidepressants are safe for pregnant women. Even after the birth of the baby, the risks of depression can persist. The condition is often referred to as postpartum depression or major depressive disorder with peripartum onset. When depression is not treated during pregnancy, it is known as postpartum depression (PPD).
Antidepressants for depression take several weeks to work. In some cases, the effects may be seen in the first week, but full benefits are often not seen until two to three months. If the depression persists after the recommended duration, the doctor may adjust the dosage or add other psychotropic drugs. While antidepressants don’t change your personality, they may cause side effects. Some people find it difficult to get aroused and may experience sexual difficulties.
If medication isn’t helping, your doctor may suggest joining a support group. A support group provides fellowship with other people who have similar issues. When hitting a rough patch, these individuals may offer advice. And, they may be willing to share a drink or two with you. You’ll need a support system to cope with the stress of depression. You can also try a variety of alternative treatment options if none of the above approaches work for you.