Saturday, 29 September 2007

Depression In Pregnant Moms

Did you know that as many as 1 in 7 pregnant moms suffer from depression at around the time of their pregnancy? Figures just released show that depression just does not happen after the birth of the child :- post- natal depression is well documented. Nowadays, it is likely to happen during pregnancy as well. Prior to giving birth, 9% of pregnant moms suffer from depression and these are at greater risk after the birth for chronic depression. This can be treated with psychotherapy and in more severe cases, anti-depressants can be prescribed. The problem is that these moms who suffer from this condition after the birth of the child may have problem in bonding with their offspring. The child may suffer as a result.

Very often anxiety disorders are a warning signal that depression may be in the offing. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from anxiety.Mild to moderate anxiety may be present if a person has difficulty in concentrating or has low energy levels and is demotivated. When the person sinks into helplessness, confusion and extreme worry, then depression may be the diagnosis. The patient cannot carry out his/her normal routine.

Common anxiety symptoms (at a physical level) are :- myalgias (muscular aches and soreness),
trembling or shaking, sweating, dizziness, easily out of breath and sometimes a tight throat or a similar feeling in the chest. Unfortunately anxiety affects that part of the brain which governs our communication and creativity. Patients with an anxiety disorder frequently have relationship problems . They are irritable and full of doom and gloom, feel sad and worry

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