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  • Overcoming the Hurdles: Navigating Postpartum Depression

Overcoming the Hurdles: Navigating Postpartum Depression

Monday 8th July 2024

Morgan Slade discusses postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorders, and the importance of compassionate support. Gain valuable insights and practical advice.
47 minutes

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Understanding Postpartum Depression: A Deep Dive with Morgan Slade

Episode Overview

  • Postpartum depression isn't just about hormones; traumatic experiences play a role.
  • Compassionate support is crucial for women experiencing postpartum disorders.
  • Rage and intrusive thoughts are common but often overlooked symptoms.
  • Effective treatments include cognitive processing therapy.
  • Societal pressures can worsen feelings of isolation and inadequacy.
Put the fix-it hat away, put the compassionate hat on.
Ever wondered how postpartum depression can affect not just new mums but also their families? In this episode of the Addict II Athlete Podcast, host Blu Robinson chats with Morgan Slade, a specialist in maternal mental health, about the complexities of postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Morgan bravely shares her own journey with postpartum OCD, shedding light on how these conditions can be influenced by traumatic experiences and pre-existing tendencies rather than just hormonal changes.
Her story is a compelling reminder of the importance of understanding and compassion for women experiencing these challenges. Morgan also discusses how these disorders can manifest in various ways, including rage and intrusive thoughts, which are often overlooked. She emphasises the need for caregivers and stakeholders to approach these situations with empathy and without preconceived notions. The episode dives deep into the misconceptions surrounding postpartum mental health and offers practical advice for supporting loved ones through these difficult times.
Blu and Morgan explore effective treatments and interventions, including cognitive processing therapy and other modalities that have shown promise in treating postpartum disorders. They also discuss the societal pressures on women to 'fix' themselves quickly and how this can exacerbate feelings of isolation and inadequacy. This episode is a must-listen for anyone affected by or interested in maternal mental health. Whether you're a new mum, a family member, or a friend, you'll find valuable insights and actionable advice here.
Tune in to understand more about these often misunderstood conditions and how you can make a difference in someone's life. Ready to gain a deeper understanding of postpartum mental health? Give this episode a listen and learn how you can support those who need it most.