About Postnatal Depression (PND)

There are two forms of Postnatal Depression (PND)

1. Situational PND is caused by additional pressure after birth when the mothers or fathers existing situation is not supportive. For example, women may struggle with the life changes they experience.

2. Hormonal PND as well as enlargement of the thyroid leads to either over-active glands  which causes anxiety, increased heart rate, and palpitations; whereas under-active glands leads to immune deficiency and excessive tiredness.

Sufferers of PND benefit from a warm, friendly and understanding counsellor who help them get through at this challenging time of adjustment.

Additionally, woman who have been tested positive for thyroid antibodies could be given thyroxin by their GP after the birth.


Categories Uncategorized | Tags: | Posted on June 15, 2013

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