Postpartum Counseling in Alamo, CA
Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (P-OCD)
Postpartum OCD is characterized by persistent intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses that are related to harm coming to the baby, or compulsive repetitive behaviors intended to prevent harm from happening. Symptoms include: obsessions, compulsions, hypervigilance, avoidance, guilt, shame, panic, and overprotectiveness.
Postpartum Psychosis (PPP)
Postpartum psychosis is a rare and severe mental health disorder and medical emergency that requires immediate attention and treatment, as it can lead to harm to both mother and baby. Symptoms may include: delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, confusion or agitation, extreme mood swings, mania, restlessness, insomnia, catatonia, and thoughts of harm to self or child.
PMADs are treatable, often with a combination of therapy and medication. Early detection is important for both parent and child wellness. Therapy has a variety of options, such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and IPT to help manage symptoms, develop coping skills, and achieve goals. We may also incorporate case management, medical evaluations, support groups, and holistic wellness to provide comprehensive treatment.
If you are concerned about perinatal symptoms, contact Alamo Counseling for a confidential phone consultation to determine the appropriate next steps.