Pregnancy causes physiological, hormonal and emotional changes. These changes may result in distress and mental changes leading up to depression.
Headache, body ache, withdrawal from spouse and family, frequent, prolonged crying spells, ignorance towards own and baby’s growth, disinterest in things related to the baby, thoughts of ending the pregnancy, thoughts of self-harm.
Pre-existing anxiety, history of depression, family history of mood disorders, unintended pregnancy, poor social support, domestic violence, emotional trauma during the pregnancy
Psychotherapy usually includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and counselling. The use of any other therapy is decided by the mental health professional depending on the requirement of the case.