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. My wife was recently diagnosed with postnatal depression

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Hi. My wife was recently diagnosed with postnatal depression and started on 50mg daily of Sertralin. We were wondering whether it's best to try psychotherapy sessions first and see the effect they have before becoming committed to anti depressants.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
I would do both
counseling and meds
the combination is more powerful than the separate parts
I'm sorry she is going though this. It can be very difficult with a new child
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
In terms of counselling has any particular type proved most effective for PND e.g. Psychotherapy, CBT etc
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
CBT will be the most effective for this type of therapy
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