Depression (Perinatal depression (Treatment (Mild-moderate: psychotherapy-…
Depression (Perinatal depression, Subtypes, SUICIDE, ASSESSMENT+ effective therapeutic relationship, Vs. Grief - Normal response after significant loss e.g. death of spouse, loss of employment, severe illness, personal injury.
Sx: insomnia, sadness, improves with time
DDx: Depression = feelings of worthlessness, strong suicidal thoughts
Mx: Support - family/social/religion, GP. Symptom management w low dose anxiolytics, hypnotics in acute grief (anxiety, sleep disturbances <7 nights usually)
Cx: can become MDD., TREATMENT, Recurrent depression, DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA, Interactions with medical illness)