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Mothergoose26 Fri 23-Oct-15 11:17:49

If I go to the doctor and tell them I think I'm depressed, what will they do? Will they thnk my children are at risk and call social services? I'd rather keep quiet if that might happen.

starpatch Fri 23-Oct-15 21:39:28

hi there, basically no, I have schizoaffective disorder so lots of experience of perinatal mental health, I had to have a brief assessment from social services when my son was born but the mums with just depression didn't have to have anything, they might refer you to perinatal mental health just because if you are breastfeeding they are the best people to advise about what antidepressant you might want to take, hope this helps. Good luck with it post natal depression is incredibly common so don't worry.


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