Where do I start finding a loved one help with undiagnosed depression?
March 1, 2013 10:25 AM Subscribe
I need to find my partner some help with ongoing depression symptoms that she has been suffering from for a decade but has deepened recently.
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My partner is pregnant with our second child, she is the primary care giver for our first child, a toddler. Her depression is not diagnosed at this point but we've been struggling with something on and off over the last 10 years. At this point the stress of being a stay at home mom with a toddler and the pregnancy is overwhelming her, and we've talked about it and both agree that we need to at least explore a therapeutic/medical approach to the problem. We are also looking at things like pre school for the toddler and other options to ease the load on her day to day.
We are fortunate, we have comprehensive health insurance, we can afford a private therapist out of pocket if it comes down to it. We have supportive family, I just don't know where to begin, should we talk to her regular doctor? How do you find someone to talk to about this? Geographically we're located in the US.