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Therapy for depression drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Nov '12

If you have ever had therapy for depression/PPD, did it help? Was it expensive? I have severe PPD and I need something done about it, but I don't want to waste the money on therapy if it isn't going to help. I'm 99% sure I can't afford it anyway.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
23rd Nov '12

Do u not have insurance?

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" Do u not have insurance?"

I get Medicaid. Does that cover therapy?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesBaby:</b>" I get Medicaid. Does that cover therapy?"</blockquote>



It probably depends. Call a place u wanna go and ask if they accept it.

user banned (girl); TTC since May 2008; Pounding Mill, VA, United States 3612 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting FaithLovesBaby:" If you have ever had therapy for depression/PPD, did it help? Was it expensive? I have severe PPD and ... [snip!] ... done about it, but I don't want to waste the money on therapy if it isn't going to help. I'm 99% sure I can't afford it anyway."


I don't need it. Do you have issurance?

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22792 posts
23rd Nov '12

Yes I'm in therapy for depression and other problems. I pay $20 a session. I don't have insurance. That is really cheap for therapy I think. She doesn't work for the money so she charges way less than normal for me since I'm on a very limited budget. It helps some I believe. We're in the process of doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy which helps with depression among other things

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1589 posts
status 23rd Nov '12
Quoting FaithLovesBaby:" I get Medicaid. Does that cover therapy?"

yes it does. call your insurance company on minday and ask about it

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22792 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesBaby:</b>" I get Medicaid. Does that cover therapy?"</blockquote>



It should just have to find a place that accepts Medicaid

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
23rd Nov '12

I had terrible PPD with my daughter and the talk therapy/counciling, which is what I've always used to battle my anxiety and depression issues just did not help at all with the PPD. My doctor prescribed a VERY low dose of a mild antidepressant and after about 6 or 7 weeks on it I was feeling 100% better. Depression can be caused by external circumstances and/or chemical/hormonal imbalances. In this instance it more likely a chemical/hormonal imbalance causing the depression as opposed to outside circumstances.
Good luck.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Nov '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" I had terrible PPD with my daughter and the talk therapy/counciling, which is what I've always used to ... [snip!] ... instance it more likely a chemical/hormonal imbalance causing the depression as opposed to outside circumstances. Good luck."

I've tried antidepressants. They worked before I got pregnant, and a little after she was born but they slowly stopped working.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22792 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesBaby:</b>" I've tried antidepressants. They worked before I got pregnant, and a little after she was born but they slowly stopped working."</blockquote>




Antidepressants don't work for me either but I'm on them because it makes my doctor/therapist feel better I guess.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
23rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesBaby:</b>" I've tried antidepressants. They worked before I got pregnant, and a little after she was born but they slowly stopped working."</blockquote>



Then maybe a combination of talk therapy and a small increase in your prescription? I am a HUGE advocate for talk therapy to treat mental and emotional conditions, but I know that for ME, it just didn't help for PPD specifically.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
24th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesBaby:</b>" I've tried antidepressants. They worked ... [snip!] ... for talk therapy to treat mental and emotional conditions, but I know that for ME, it just didn't help for PPD specifically."</blockquote>




I am tht way too. But unfortunately my depression is chemical. I have no complaints about my life. Nothing to cry to a therapist about. It's nothin I can control. It sucks :( I wish I didn't have to be on meds :(

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
24th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesBaby:</b>" ... [snip!] ... my life. Nothing to cry to a therapist about. It's nothin I can control. It sucks :( I wish I didn't have to be on meds :("</blockquote>



I am prone to anxiety and talk therapy is very helpful with that but with my PPD it just didn't even touch it. I needed chemical intervention.