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By Dr. Christopher Williams, Dr. Roch Cantwell, Ms. Karen Robertson

Overcoming Postnatal melancholy makes use of the depended on 5 components version of Cognitive Behaviour remedy (CBT), aiding humans experiencing postnatal melancholy to alter how they suppose. The 5 parts version is helping the reader make key adjustments utilizing a transparent, pragmatic and available type, via interpreting 5 vital points of our lives: ·Life state of affairs, relationships, assets and difficulties ·Altered pondering ·Altered emotions or moods ·Altered actual indicators or sensations ·Altered behaviour or task degrees through bringing jointly experts in postnatal melancholy, and with using self-help assets, this path addresses the entire universal demanding situations confronted by way of ladies in periods of low temper after having a child. It presents entry to the confirmed CBT strategy, aiding the reader make confident adjustments of their lifestyles in a deliberate and a possibility means. an extra workbook aimed toward associates and relations describes how they could supply aid. The workbooks additionally offer a useful source for counsellors, normal practitioners, future health viewers, nursing employees, midwives, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social staff, self-help teams and different voluntary quarter companies. A associated and fully loose on-line aid path is found at extra written, DVD and audio assets can be found at

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Otherwise make an appointment to see your doctor or a mental health worker. Overcoming Postnatal Depression: A Five Areas Approach © Dr Chris Williams (2009) Understanding why you feel as you do 45 You really need to get extra help for: ● Severe depression, for example continuing low mood, tearfulness, not eating or drinking much at all or a big loss of weight despite attempts to improve things. ● Strong urges to self-harm or feeling really hopeless or suicidal about the future. ● Strong urges to harm your baby or anyone else.

Example: How you think can affect how you feel You are shopping in a supermarket when your daughter starts crying. Nothing you do helps. You give her a cuddle and try to distract her but she continues to shout and cry. ’ You blush and cringe with embarrassment and your body feels very tense. ’ You leave the shop and feel very embarrassed. But if the same situation occurred and you had thought ‘She must be hungry’ you would have felt and behaved differently. We can all fall into unhelpful patterns of thinking when we feel low or distressed.

All these changes can worsen how you feel. Key point Making changes in your behaviour and activity levels are some of the most helpful things you can do to boost how you feel. Overcoming Postnatal Depression: A Five Areas Approach © Dr Chris Williams (2009) 36 Understanding why you feel as you do First type of altered behaviour: Reduced activity When you feel down, it’s hard to keep doing things because you have: ● Low energy and feel tired (‘I’m too tired’). ● Little sense of enjoyment or achievement when you do things.

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