Postnatal Depression Facts & Myths

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Do you know the difference between fact and myth of postnatal depression?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Postnatal depression is a permanent illness

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Postnatal depression is temporary and can be treated successfully, people can fully recover from it with the right treatment

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  • 2. 

    Men can suffer a form of postnatal depression

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    While it is not hormone related for men, other factors such as change in lifestyle, worries about responsibility and sleep deprivation can contribute to a form of postnatal depression

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  • 3. 

    Medication is the only form of treatment

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Treatment can include counselling, more excercise, healthier eating etc.

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  • 4. 

    Hormone levels are the sole cause of postnatal depression

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no exact cause of postnatal depression, there are many contributing factors

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  • 5. 

    Untreated postnatal depression can affect the relationship between mother and child

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If postnatal depression is left untreated, it can get worse and can affect the relationship with the baby and relationships with others

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  • 6. 

    Signs of postnatal depression can occur during pregnancy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sometimes a mother can become depressed during pregnancy, treatment should be sought for this as soon as it is suspected

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  • 7. 

    The baby blues and postnatal depression is the same thing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The baby blues is short lived, postnatal depression is most prevalent 4 to 6 months after childbirth and must be treated

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  • 8. 

    Friends and family usually notice postnatal depression before the mum

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is usually a case that the Mum does not recognise the symptoms of postnatal depression whereas friends and family will notice a change

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  • 9. 

    The symptoms of postnatal depression are the same for everyone

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The symptoms are wide and varied and depend upon the circumstances and situation the Mum finds herself in. For some, anxiety could be the main factor whereas others maybe severely depressed.

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  • 10. 

    Counselling is the preferred treatment of postnatal depression

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mums tend to opt for counselling and psychotherapy instead of medication, although medication may be essential in some cases

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