Do you have pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety? Find out with this free screening tool.

Do you have pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety? Find out with this free screening tool.

Are you wondering if you have prenatal or postpartum depression and anxiety? Here is a quick screening tool I've put together to help you identify the main symptoms of depression and anxiety. My hope is that perinatal mood disorders can be regularly screened by doctors so women and men can get the help they need as soon as they need it.

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5 Ways to Overcome Postpartum Depression and Improve Your Mood

5 Ways to Overcome Postpartum Depression and Improve Your Mood

Here are 5 things you can start doing today to improve your mood from the research of Harvard's positive psychology professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. These steps work for postpartum depression and depression in general. You're not going to want to do them for many good reasons, including low motivation when depressed and hopelessness about anything being able to help you when in that dark place. I get it. I've been there.

Just remember, as Dr. David Burns stated, motivation follows action. Especially during depression, If you wait for that lightning bolt of motivation to hit before you act, it'll never come. We have to force ourselves to take those first steps, then the motivation will follow. Consistent action, one step at a time, on more days than not, is what it takes to recover.

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A Therapist's Story (Part 3): How I Overcame Postpartum Depression and Turned my Pain into my Counseling Practice

A Therapist's Story (Part 3): How I Overcame Postpartum Depression and Turned my Pain into my Counseling Practice

This is the 3rd and last part of my story. I talk about my recovery and how I overcame my struggle in hopes of giving a struggling mom or dad the gift of hope. This was a gift that was given to me in the depths of my struggle, and I want to pass it on.

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A Therapist's Story (Part 2): My Battle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

A Therapist's Story (Part 2): My Battle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

My name is Thai-An. I am a therapist and mother, and this is my story about my struggle with postpartum depression. I feel a bit exposed and nervous about sharing my story publicly, but my hope is that it will help another new mom or dad in the same place know they're not alone. I hope my vulnerability will give another person the strength to share their story and seek help.

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A Therapist's Story (Part 1): My Struggle with Infertility

A Therapist's Story (Part 1): My Struggle with Infertility

My name is Thai-An. I am a therapist and mother, and this is my story about my struggle with infertility. I honestly didn't think my infertility struggle was significant enough to put on its own blog post, but with some encouragement from friends, here it is. I also want to change the mindset that our pain isn't valid because others have been through much worse, because it still is. This story is meant to give background to my postpartum story.

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Symptoms & Treatment

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Symptoms & Treatment

Are you a new mom who feels like you've completely lost yourself? Are you feeling sad and scared instead of excited about motherhood? Find out in this article whether you may have symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety.

What is postpartum depression? How is it different from the baby blues? How is it different from postpartum anxiety? How long will my suffering last? Where can I get support and/or therapy? Read on for answers.

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How to Find a Therapist for Depression and Anxiety in OKC

How to Find a Therapist for Depression and Anxiety in OKC

How do you begin finding a therapist in Oklahoma City when you need help? The process can be pretty overwhelming, especially when you're already struggling with depression and anxiety. Here is a guide on finding a therapist through Psychology Today, good questions to ask your potential therapist to make sure they are a good fit, and great self-help books before investing in therapy.

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