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20 Jul 2010

Post Natal Depression !
Good Day,

I have Post Natal Depression. I am on very good medication that my psychiatrist gave me. I am on the medication from the day my baby was born. My baby is now 9 months old. How long does post natal depression last. It feels like it is going to last forever.

I am 30 years old and it feels like my live as ended. My life is over. I feel like a robot, dead in side

Do you know of a good support group?

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01 Jan 0001

Well, if one is on the right treatment that suits the specific chemical imbalance of YOUR depression, one would expect to be feling significantly better within a month or so, though it is usually recommended that one then remain on that medication for 9 months or more to be more sure of remaining well.
But what you say suggests that you are still depressed, even after 9 months on this medication - which strongly suggests that this is the wrong medication for you. DOn't stop it abruptly, as one can get rather wobbly if one does ; such meds ned to be reduced gradually.
If you are being treated by a GP, it is high time you saw a proper specialist Psychiatrist for a re-assessment and a discussion of real treatment options which can get you better than this. If you are seeing a psychiarist, I'd be surprised that he hasn't noticed that you are still depressed, and it may be wise to seek a second opinion from a different shrink
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