How perinatal depression affects the entire family

Over the years, more and more women, including celebrities and other famous personalities, have opened up about their struggles with depression as a new mother. This has led to greater awareness and dialogue about postpartum depression. But have you ever heard of perinatal depression?

What is perinatal depression?
Prenatal depression is the type of depression that occurs during pregnancy, while postpartum depression happens in the first 12 months after the baby is born.

Benefits of getting a second opinion

When you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, you may be tempted to start with treatment right away. While that may be necessary in some cases, taking the time to get a second opinion may be a good idea. Here’s why.

Protect yourself against possible misdiagnosis
Getting the right diagnosis is the first step toward an effective mental health treatment plan.