Sunday, July 03, 2005

Post Partum Depression

Post partum depression is a very serious issue that is getting the correct importance in the news these days.

Unfortunately these very vulnerable women who are indeed suffering are being led to believe that the "cure" is to go onto antidepressants, when the real cause (even according to Brooke Shields' doctor) is violent hormone imbalance.

Does anyone know of a really effective way to quickly balance the hormones following childbirth?

I've heard that progesterone cream helps. Does anyone have any comments on this?

All I know is I think it's really wrong to prescribe Paxil et al to women in this condition.