What is depression during pregnancy?

Please note that the Internet-based treatment/study described on this website is conducted in Swedish and only available to people registered and living in Stockholm, Sweden.

Depression during pregnancy is more common than many think, but is still often untreated. Are you one of the many who suffer from it?

If you feel depressed and drained of energy every day for more than two weeks, have lost interest in things you usually like to do and experiencing meaninglessness, you might have become depressed.

Other common signs of depression include having trouble sleeping, loss of appetite and having thoughts about life and death. The mood is low or more irritable than usual.

Five to ten percent of all pregnant women suffer from depression. Despite being so common, few want to talk about it. Expectations about being happy and harmonious whilst being preganant often play a role.

It can also be hard to tell yourself what symptoms are due to being pregnant and what symptoms are due to depression. Therefore, it’s common to not seek health care even though you suffer a great deal.

Please notice

The Internet-based treatment/study described on this website is conducted in Swedish and only available to people registered and living in Stockholm, Sweden.