If you are suffering from PPD, you are unlikely to seek treatment on your own because it may be hard for you to admit that you have a problem. The distrust you feel poses a challenge for your doctor because trust is an important factor of psychotherapy (counselling), needed to help you improve. Therefore, it is very important to follow your recommended treatment plan.
Psychotherapy is the main form of treatment for PPD. Your treatment will be aimed at improving general coping skills, as well as social interaction, communication, and self-esteem. Therapy or counselling will involve talking to your doctor about your feelings and symptoms, and building rapport and trust over time. The therapist will carefully and delicately induce you to start trusting him/her and discuss your problems and their causes, offering you advice and support throughout the process.
Medication is generally not used to treat PPD but sometimes medications such as anti-anxiety, antidepressant or anti-psychotic drugs might be prescribed if your symptoms are extreme, or if you also suffer from an associated psychological problem, such as anxiety or depression.