Post Partum depression help

For those suffering from depression after the birth of a child
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Mary_melton
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Post Partum depression help

Post by Mary_melton » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:41 am

Hi Sprite, hope you are fine. I don't think this is really Bi-polar and I would like to share my thoughts here. Bi- polar and BPD has several common symptoms but both are mood disorders.
I have never been a part of any forum before and nice to be here. I am a BPD diagnosed but not undergoing any treatment. I take an antidepressant to get relief from my depression and anxiety. I am the only daughter of my parents. After my marriage, my mom is staying with us since my father passed away when I was young. So that was the starting stage of my depression. Now I am in a much more complicated situation.
My pregnancy was unplanned and it happened during an unstable time in my life. I am a mom of a 6-months old baby girl who is very charming. Now I guess I am going through PPD. My hubby and I used to have conflicts in between but somehow managed it. Even after the pregnancy, we had endless conflicts and now he is thinking of a divorce. This is actually driving me crazy. He is not understanding my thoughts and everything is still out of control.
I am worried about my baby and don't want to spoil my baby's life. I know any change in the character of the mother would really affect the baby. This is what disturbs me right now. I don't know how to tackle this situation. Should I consult any postpartum depression counselors? Has anyone confronted such a situation before? Please share your thoughts. Thanks in advance.

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Post by Phreak » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:09 am

This topic was split from a previous thread as it is more relevant here.

Firstly, welcome to your first forum Mary. Not that I'm totally biast, but this is definitely the best forum in the entire world; or should I say the entire known universe, but anyway, I digress. :D

BPD is hard to treat, however DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectic ... or_therapy has been shown to help.

Consulting a counseller who specialises in Post-partum depression is certainly a great idea. If you could also find one whois able to counsel both yourself and your husband this would probably be fantastic too. Hopefully that will allow your husband to achieve better understanding of what you're going through and bring the two of you closer together.

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Post by Mary_melton » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:56 am

Oh, that is great to know. I am not aware of this. Thank you, Phreak for your kind concern and your valuable time.

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