Pregnancy is the most remarkable times in the life of every woman. However, according to statistics at least 10% of pregnant women during pregnancy baby suffer from depression. Every woman should know all the necessary information about depression during pregnancy, because this condition can cause unique harm mental state and health of not only the mother, but also her baby.
Experts recommend at the first signs of depression in the mother to seek help from professionals. Hope that the depression will disappear by itself is not worth it. This expectation can only exacerbate the situation. Moreover, the faster the woman to seek help, the greater the chance that depression will be held for a short period and will not bring high damage.
Of course, the doctor will try to treat depression pregnant women without taking antidepressants. But, unfortunately, no medicines to cure depression is extremely difficult and in most cases impossible. Currently, there are antidepressants that do not cause harm to either mother or baby. Therefore, future mothers should not be afraid to use such pills. Most often for the treatment of depression using tricyclic antidepressants.
Another method of treatment of this condition during pregnancy - electroconvulsive therapy. This method involves the use of electrical discharges that cause a convulsive state. This method is very popular, when you want to achieve fast result. It should be noted that electroconvulsive therapy is absolutely safe for expectant mothers and their babies.
If a woman does not want to resort either to electroconvulsive therapy or antidepressants, your doctor may recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy, or therapeutic hypnosis. Cognitive-behavioral therapy may be used both individually and in a group. The therapist explains to the patient how to replace negative thoughts into more rational.
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And, of course, very important that during the depression in pregnant women felt love and support from friends and relatives.