Pre-and post-natal depression

This is an article that our director, Dr. Johanna Kaplan, contributed to the authors at Brit and Co.  Please take a read,  as the writer of the article does a very good job capturing the personal experience of pre and post-natal depression/anxiety and getting a professional’s take on clinical assessment and treatment.

The Surprising Relationship Between Prenatal and Postpartum Mental Health

Author:

I am a clinical psychologist with approximately 15 years of experience assessing and treating anxiety and depressive disorders in young children, adolescents, young adults, adults and geriatric populations. I completed a 6-year predoctoral training award at the National Institute of Mental Health, and postdoctoral training at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital. From my clinical and research experiences, I have come to see the struggles of many families deciding when to pursue professional help and feeling very lost in the process. I will address several mental health issues that will help educate and empower my readers to make better mental health decisions for themselves. Welcome to my blog! Johanna Kaplan, Ph.D. Disclaimer-This blog is not and cannot be used in replace of formal therapy. This blog is used to inform and educate and is not a form of informal or formal advice.

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