With Ireland having the second highest birthrate in the EU, supporting women affected by post natal depression/anxiety is a very important and often misunderstood issue.
Colleen Hennessy gives some insight into her experience of post natal depression/anxiety in the below article from the Irish Times
Counselling & Psychotherapy are recommended treatment options by both the NHS and HSE and Talk Therapy Dublin based in Harold’s Cross Dublin 6W is actively providing support in this area.
An article from the Guardian exploring potential research into a new pharmaceutical treatment for severe depression. Ketamine has been used previously as a tranquillizer (often in veterinary medicine) and also has a reputation as a recreational drug.
Rapid developments in neuroscience are increasing knowledge of how the brain responds to different mental health interventions.
The below article explains recent research using a functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan to explore how some clients may respond better to talk therapy and others to medication when tacking depression.
An article from the Washington post that looks at a different approach to helping mothers and their families as well as trying to offset the risks of post natal depression.
Counselling & Psychotherapy are identified as a resource that could assist Mums dealing with this massive life event and any possible risks of anxiety and depression linked to it. The approach of doing before birth is the key rather than waiting to see what happens after.
The below website provides a very useful guide to the support services available in an Irish context.
Talktherapy.ie can can assist with further information or queries free of charge just make contact here and avail of our free information and advice service.