My guest this week is Dr. Michal Regev. She is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. Her website is at http://www.drregev.com/
Our topic is mood disorders and depression during pregnancy.
We discuss why women get depressed during pregnancy, symptoms that present and what treatment options are available.
While postpartum depression has received much media attention, many of us are in the dark regarding mood disorders during pregnancy.
According to Dr. Regev, “Between 10-15% of pregnant women develop serious depression while some struggle with anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Health care professionals (and families) often fail to recognize the symptoms, so it’s important that we educate ourselves for the well-being of ourselves and our babies.