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#1 of 3 Old 08-09-2012, 05:38 AM - Thread Starter
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For postpartum depression/anxiety which should I see a psychologist or seek out
Psychiatric help??
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It's usually easiest to start with your OB or general practitioner. They can sometimes help you directly or refer you in the right direction. hug.gif

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Typically, a psychiatrist will want to prescribe you meds. But a psychologist or counselor/therapist will want to do talk therapy with you. In my experience, it is generally helpful to get a referral to a psychologist who specializes in postpartum mood issues. That psychologist can help you find a psychiatrist or work with your main doctor to get you the right prescriptions, should you need any. 

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