Parents and Depression
It was reported on the front page of the Telegraph yesterday (7th September 2010) that men as well as women can suffer from postnatal depression. A team at the Medical Research Council found that by the time a child was 12, four in 10 mothers had suffered symptoms of depression and one in five fathers had suffered symptoms of depression.
The article highlighted an important point, that the impact of depression and other mental health problems, affects the sufferer (father or mother in this case) as well as having a powerful impact on the children.
The Cavendish Psychotherapy Practice in Harley Street works with sufferers of depression and postnatal depression. By trying to make sense of what we are feeling with the help of an experienced therapist, we can begin to feel better, and at the same time enable the relationship with our childrent to improve.