Perinatal Mental Health

The transition to parenthood is a life changing experience with significant physical and psychological adjustments for the entire family. Many parents experience mood changes and feel overwhelmed during pregnancy and/or after the birth of their child. When these symptoms do not resolve on their own, worsen in severity and begin to affect a person’s quality of life, they may be experiencing a perinatal mental health disorder. 

While the term “Postpartum Depression” has been used in the past, perinatal mental health conditions are actually a spectrum of experiences that can affect individuals during pregnancy and/or postpartum that include postpartum depression as well as a variety of other conditions. Perinatal mental health disorders occur in people of every culture, age, income level and ethnicity. Treating perinatal mental health conditions may help prevent long-term and adverse effects for parents, children and families.

The spectrum of perinatal mental health conditions includes the following:

  • Perinatal depression
  • Perinatal anxiety and panic disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Perinatal bipolar disorder and postpartum mania
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Perinatal substance use
  • Complicated grief after perinatal loss

Glenview Counseling Group has many highly trained and experienced therapists on staff who are able to help. Please contact us at any time for more information or to make an appointment.