Recovery can involve more than one approach and it’s best to discuss options with your GP, another trusted health professional or PANDA. There are a range of treatment options including medication approved for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, counselling, social support, speaking with someone who has been through a similar experience (peer support), exercise and a healthy diet.
'It helped so much to talk to people who understood what I was going through'
Asking for help
Asking for help is the first and most difficult step. Remember that seeking help early leads to a faster recovery with less impact on you and your family. If you are concerned, you can:
Call the PANDA Helpline.
Confide in your partner, a friend or family member.
Talk to your GP or another trusted health professional.
If you or someone close to you has experienced symptoms for two weeks or more, please seek support.
PANDA National Helpline 1300 726 306
Monday–Friday 9am–7.30pm AEST/AEDT