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.


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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