Xiong Ling: how to deal with depression during pregnancy and postpartum?

 Xiong Ling: how to deal with depression during pregnancy and postpartum?

As we all know, depression is a psychophysiological disorder characterized by depression, loss of self-confidence, and emotional change, from boredom to undisguised despair. When a person encounters bad environment, high work pressure, threat to physical health, tense interpersonal relationship, or other more serious mental distress, he is prone to depression; if a person has his own depressive personality basis, he is more likely to suffer from depression at this time.

However, one of the high risk groups for depression is pregnant women and postpartum women. According to a survey of 9000 women conducted by the British Medical daily, 9% of them had depression within 8 weeks after birth, while 13% of them had depression during pregnancy. Its symptoms are also obvious depression, irritability, guilt, confusion, incompetence, even pessimism and suicide. This kind of situation often occurs in pregnant women who are 6-8 months pregnant, and postpartum depression, part of which is latent (hidden) depression during pregnancy, but the postpartum performance is more obvious and extreme; the other part is simply occurred in postpartum.

As for the cause of the disease, there is no definite conclusion all over the world. But the analysis is mostly related to heredity, physiology, environment, life events, mental stimulation and so on. The root cause of depression is: the lack of attachment in the early stage leads to high sensitivity to loss and being ignored, difficulty in recognizing and mobilizing their emotions, difficulty in constructively exerting aggression, and long-term depression induced environment, said Frach, an expert on affective disorders The reason why pregnant women and postpartum women are high incidence of depression is that they are in a period of physiological and psychological vulnerability, which is a depression induced environment. In addition, if pregnant women and parturient women are uncertain about being a good mother, or clearly feel unable to nurture their children, or are worried that they are no longer young and light, or have the psychology of rejecting and fearing the role of mother in subconscious, or have some potential hostility to children, some aversion to parental authority, etc., they are prone to depression. Whether depression tendency develops to depression or not, we need to see whether there is delusional feature through the appearance of depression. People with this feature often have a delusional thinking mode, that is, they habitually want to doubt everything, transition to protect their own safety, have paranoid explanations for things they dont know, and develop to be excessive according to their own little experience and facts An exaggerated delusion. Understanding these characteristics will help us to detect and treat depression as early as possible.

The best treatment for depression during pregnancy or postpartum is family support therapy. Because pregnant women or postpartum women need family members, especially emotional care and support from their husbands. The husband should spend more time than usual to accompany and care for his wife, analyze the positive aspects of depression with his wife (depression also has the motivation to stimulate peoples potential), analyze the fun and significance of life produces life, and tell his wife that although science has progressed, there are still many people who want to be mothers in the world, but because of health and other kinds of things Its a factor that cant make a wish come true. Psychologists in female mental health especially mentioned that all women must experience pregnancy, childbirth, lactation to complete a female role. How lucky you are! Because you can have a child of your own and experience the whole process of life. The husband can also encourage his wife to make clothes and toys for the baby.

If a pregnant or postpartum woman has a serious depression tendency, she is recommended to receive psychological treatment. Because peoples subconscious will create many psychological diseases for no reason, and the emotions of pregnant women and postpartum women will directly affect the character development of fetus and baby. Whats important is that the fundamental improvement of depression requires the improvement of depressive personality and delusional thinking mode through personality psychoanalysis. When necessary, it needs drugs to cooperate with the treatment.