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Post-natal depression

What causes PND?

There is no single cause of Post Natal Depression. A combination of factors can contribute to the condition.

How is PND treated?

Medication, psychotherapy, and individual or group support can all help to treat Post Natal Depression.

Self-care

What helps when you feel depressed? The Post Natal Depression Support Association offers the following advice.

Happy event? When motherhood hurts

Between 10% and 40% of women develop Postnatal Depression (PND). If one takes the lowest figure of 10%, there are at least 50 000 new cases of PND per year in South Africa.

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