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How To Live With Postpartum Depression

Introduction

Postpartum depression can be a stressful illness.  However, there are ways to cope with this illness.  This article will explore the different ways to cope with Postpartum Depression.

Self-Care

According to psychcentral.com, the first tip to manage symptoms associated with Postpartum Depression is self-care.  This article suggests it may be help to take a shower, read a book, sleep, cook, go for a walk, or sit in a park.  Basically you need to spend some time alone caring for yourself.

Human Interaction

According to psychcentral.com, in addition to having alone time, it is also important to have human interaction.  Make it a priority to have a date night.  Make it a priority to spend time with family and friends.  Socialize with others and enjoy yourself.

Support Groups

In addition to self-care and human interaction, according to psychcentral.com, another tip to manage the symptoms associated with Postpartum Depression is to attend Support Groups.  Attend a support group with others who are experiencing the symptoms associated with postpartum depression. It will be a good experience for you to realize that you are not alone and listen to other people’s stories.

Exercise

In addition to the three tips mentioned above, according to psychcentral.com, another tip to manage the symptoms associated with postpartum depression is to exercise.  You do not have to train for a marathon run to experience the benefits of exercise.  Simply go for a short run or walk or even do yoga to experience the benefits of exercise.  When you exercise, your mood increases.  In return, your symptoms associated with postpartum depression will decrease as well.

Holistic Approaches To Healing

In addition to the four treatment methods mentioned above, according to psychcentral.com, the fifth tip to managing symptoms associated with postpartum depression is holistic therapy.  This can include Massage, acupuncture, and breathing techniques, which in return provides benefits to the mind, body, and soul.  In return, this provides quicker healing to the whole body.

Conclusion

To end this specific article, five different tips have been mentioned to improve symptoms associated with Postpartum Depression.  They include attending to your own self-care, engaging in human interaction, attending support groups, exercising on a daily basis, in addition to engaging in holistic therapy.  These five approaches to treatment are very affordable and practicable and do not take a lot of time out of your busy day.  Consider giving them a try to improve your mental health.

How To Live With Postpartum Depression

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). How To Live With Postpartum Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 24, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/07/how-to-live-with-postpartum-depression/

 

Last updated: 13 Jul 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Jul 2017
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