Post-natal depression or baby
blues is a common problem faced by women after the birth of their babies. This
usually begins after delivery and in some cases can begin after six months.
A recent report revealed that
nearly 49% of women who had this illness refrained from approaching
professionals for help as they feared separation from their babies.
Nearly 35,000 new mothers suffer from
post-natal depression every year. The report also showed that 50% of women
suffering this condition were given antidepressants at the first instance
without even trying other better forms of treatment.
Treatment for post-natal depression is important as the
condition can get severe and last for months.