Post-Weaning Depression: A Real and Treatable Condition

Post-Weaning Depression: A Real and Treatable Condition

Post-Weaning Depression: A Real and Treatable ConditionBlog Title: Post-Weaning Depression: A Real and Treatable Condition Blog Introduction: We may not think of post-weaning depression as a real condition, but it is. It’s a form of depression that can severely impact the mental health of new mothers. Post-weaning depression can manifest in many forms, including feelings of sadness, guilt, exhaustion, and even physical symptoms such as headaches or stomachaches. If you are experiencing post-weaning depression in Orlando, contact Orlando Thrive Therapy for anxiety counseling today. Blog Body: What is Post-Weaning Depression? Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 15% of new mothers. In some cases, PPD can last long after childbirth and become post-weaning depression (PWD). PWD is a feeling of sadness or emptiness that occurs due to the weaning process from breastfeeding or bottle feeding. This feeling usually comes with a sense of loss since it's an emotional time for both mother and baby. The hormonal changes associated with weaning can also contribute to feelings of sadness or emptiness. The Symptoms of PWD The symptoms of post-weaning depression vary from person to person but may include feelings of sadness, guilt, exhaustion, restlessness, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, irritability/anger outbursts, physical symptoms such as headaches or stomachaches and more. It’s important to note that these symptoms are normal after weaning and do not necessarily indicate an underlying medical issue; however, if the symptoms persist for more than two weeks or become severe enough to affect daily life activities then professional help should be sought after immediately. Treating PWD with Anxiety Counseling At Orlando Thrive Therapy our team specializes in anxiety counseling for postpartum and post-weaning depression in Orlando. Our team offers one-on-one counseling sessions tailored towards addressing each individual’s unique needs and providing them with the tools they need to manage their emotions during this difficult transition period. Our team understands the importance of self-care during this time and will provide support while helping you identify strategies that work best for you in managing your emotions and anxiety levels. Conclusion: Postpartum and post-weaning depression are serious conditions that should not be taken lightly; if left untreated they can worsen into something much more serious such as major depressive disorder (MDD). If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms associated with PPD or PWD in Orlando then it’s important to reach out for help right away! Contact us at Orlando Thrive Therapy today to book an appointment; our team is here to provide you with the support you need during this difficult time so don't hesitate - reach out today!

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Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.