Children lack the experience, understanding and communication skills to express how their feeling – especially young, nonverbal children. As a result, the fear and uncertainty that your child may be experiencing can manifest itself in unhealthy ways which may be regarded as disobedience. Often times, your child is likely asking for help the only way they know how.
Many parents have heard of postpartum depression, but far fewer are aware that pregnancy and postpartum related mood and anxiety disorders can also include obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. As a result, some women don’t connect their change in mood or behavior with pregnancy or giving birth.