For a few weeks post childbirth, a woman may experience feelings of fatigue, sudden changes in hormones, stress, feelings of isolation, sleep deprivation, and irritability. This is commonly known as the Baby Blues, and affects up to 80% of women. The major distinguishing factors between the Baby Blues and a Postpartum Depression is the timeframe in which the symptoms last, and the severity of those symptoms. If symptoms persist longer than two weeks, and become more severe, it is of the utmost importance to seek medical attention. This group will explore the differences between the Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression, share experiences, identify helpful interventions, and understand when it is important to seek help from a medical professional.
For many people, medication takes care of what therapy cannot cover - the physiology behind the panic. Benzos are a popular option for many, our approach is what to know before you go to the doctor or psychiatry. We will walk through how you can make clear decisions that can protect your addiction recovery while preventing your panic.
While Major Depression Disorder (MDD)—often biochemically based and with genetic roots—can be extremely difficult to navigate and often requires psych meds. However, we will take the approach of “rehabilitation without medication” here is an encouraging statistic: studies show that within four to six weeks of starting treatment more than half of depression sufferers show improvement.