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Antenatal depression and CBT, does it work?

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Skashow11 Thu 25-Jul-13 19:45:15

Hi everyone!

I posted on here a few weeks ago when i was probably at my lowest and got some reassuring replies. I saw my doc and he's referred me for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Ive had psych input before because of depression and he thinks that the CBT is the next step to try and conquer whatever it is thats affecting me.

Does anyone know if this will actually work? I cant go on the way things are, my moods are so up and down that its starting to affect my children. Especially my eldest who has Asperger's Syndrome.

If anyone else has had CBT then how long does the course last as my fourth baby is due in October and i don't want to still be doing it after he's born.

Many Thanx

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 25-Jul-13 23:22:04

ska I had mindful CBT sone years ago, partly because of PNI and partly to do with a medical termination. I also had bfing friendly ADs.

It really, really worked. That is just my experience but the evidence does show that for PNI it does work as effectively as ADs.

My advice would be to try it. I had about 8 sessions and went from a very, very dark place to well on the road to being myself again.

Congratulations on your PG and I'm sure you'll be felling much better by October thanks

I can recommend Get Some Headspace. Its worth a look.

Skashow11 Fri 26-Jul-13 17:51:40

Thanks a lot for your reply, its great to hear from someone who has actually been through it! I really didn't like antidepressants when i did have them so wouldn't go down that route again. If you don't mind me asking but how long did it take to get back to 'normal'? Im so fed up with trying to tell myself it'll be ok soon that i think i'll go mad before i get an appointment!!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 26-Jul-13 20:25:43

If was really surprisingly quick, but then I did have the ADs too. Can remember that by the end of the sessions there was a light and within 3 months I was almost back to normal. Was off the ADs within 6 months. Hope it works for you too smile

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