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Perinatal Mental Health which includes Perinatal Mood Disorders. Perinatal Mood Disorder is a significant complication of pregnancy as well as the postpartum period, typically, but not limited to, pregnancy and up to 12 months after delivery. This time is a great physical and emotional change for mom and baby (and partner) as they adjust to their new roles as parent(s).
Perinatal mood disorders include: Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Postpartum Psychosis.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) caused by a genetic sensitivity to hormone fluctuations. The sufferer may have an increased sensitivity to natural reproductive hormones during the 2 weeks (Luteal Phase) leading up to the start of the period cycle. Symptoms of PMDD can include, extreme fatigue, depression, food cravings, self-deprecating thoughts, mood swings, hypersomnia/insomnia, joint/muscle pain, and suicidal thoughts.
Premenstrual Exacerbation (PME) is similar to PMDD in respect to the symptoms arising during the Luteal Phase. The difference between the two disorders is that PME occurs when hormone changes during menstruation worsen the symptoms of a pre-existing condition such as General Anxiety Disorder or Depression.
PMDD and PME affect approximately 1 in 20 women and AFAB (assigned female at birth) people.
Our therapists are trained to help you deal with the symptoms of perinatal mood disorders, and are dedicated to helping you regain a sense of wellness in your life.