Caring for your Spouse with Postpartum Depression

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According to a report by WHO, around 20% new mothers suffer from depression. Research indicates that babies of mothers in depression are less vocal, less active, make fewer facial expressions, are more anxious, passive and withdrawn. Read on to know how you can identify the signs, approach the topic with your partner and support in the journey to recovery.




It is also sad to see that MH professionals address themselves and counselling or clinical psychologists without the required qualifications and training. This should definitely be monitored more in our country.


I think this is a confusion which many people have, and due to lack of answers and clarity on this are automatically discouraged from seeking help. Articles like these can help to provide clarity about whom to approach and hence help kickstart the process. I would like to add though that it might have been more helpful to also throw some light on when to approach whom ? by highlighting certain situations/symptoms which different professional are more suited to address and hence to approach them.