Wicklund said, “While we already have a good arsenal of medications that work well for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), they demonstrate the best results when used in combination with specialized supportive counseling and psychotherapy.
“The healing power of psychotherapy is in the person to person connection in the moment. We are social beings, and it is in relationships that we heal. When we are witnessed and understood with deep compassion and accurate clinical information, change inevitably begins to happen.
“It is powerful and altering to hear the supportive and informed words of a knowledgeable therapist letting a woman know that they understand what’s happening to her, and how to get her better asap.”
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