Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a psychological issue that can have a serious impact. Feeling the “baby blues” post-birth is one thing, while the darkness of postpartum depression is another. Postpartum depression usually occurs within weeks of giving birth, and can even strike those who had a happy pregnancy and gone through non-traumatic childbirth.

Some of the symptoms of postpartum depression are:

  • Not being to get out of bed, although you are physically fine
  • Seeing the world as dark and dismal
  • Feeling as though your child would be better off without you
  • Feeling helpless or out of control
  • Thoughts of suicide, self-harm or harming your child

How we can help

If you are suffering from postpartum or any other type of depression, or believe that a loved one is, please do not wait to seek help. The licensed counsellors at Insight Psychological can complete a diagnostic evaluation and determine an effective course of treatment.

Insight Psychological has offices in cities across Alberta in order to better serve you. Please call us today.