Tina Walch: Going Beyond 'Baby Blues' to Help Women Address Mental Health Issues

For women who develop depression and anxiety issues during pregnancy and after childbirth they could be susceptible to having more issues later in life. However, with the right care they can be successfully treated and enjoy all the good things that come with being a parent.

For women who develop depression and anxiety issues during pregnancy and after childbirth they could be susceptible to having more issues later in life. However, with the right care they can be successfully treated and enjoy all the good things that come with being a parent.

While the condition called "baby blues" occurs in close to 80 percent of new mothers, Tina Walch, MD, from Northwell Health said perinatal mood and anxiety disorders go well beyond and need much more specialized care in order to achieve the desired results. The treatment process can be difficult but Walch said seeing success in her patients makes working in the field worthwhile.

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