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depression in pregnancy in children

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or ho ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
We are unsure: But, hormones likely play a major role in a woman's moods before, during and after pregnancy. There may be other causes as well. You may want to discu ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dep in pregnancy: Please refer to my detailed answer previously.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be treated: Just like depression in non-pregnant people, there are effective treatments that can help. The most common treatment for depression is anti-depressant ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Archibald
36 years experience Psychiatry
I can be treated. : We don't speak of curing depression but rather treating and hopefully putting it into remission this can be attempted during pregnancy, and is no ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You can have on and off depression when pregnant just as you can when not pregnant. Pregnancy is not thought to increase or decrease the risk of depr. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: There are some standardized tests that can be performed by your doctor. The best way is a visit to your provider. Most of the time, depression can be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
5-25 %: Depending on how the studies have defined depression (major versus minor, etc.) and whether postpartum depression has been included in that definition ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as depression: It really doesn't differ from depression in non pregnant patients. A depressed or sad mood, anhedonia (a lack of getting pleasure out of things that ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Post-partum: Depression does exist during pregnancy and after. When it occurs after birth it is called post-partum depression or blues. There are different intensi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Frank
43 years experience Psychiatry
Tips for pregnancy: Social support helps mood in pregnancy. Getting into an exercise class --yoga or water exercise--with other pregnant women may help you make new conne ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When a woman: Has depression during pregnancy - the woman, her psychiatrist ; her obstetrician need to work as a team to determine what is in her best interest. The ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Don't go it alone!: Just because you are pregnant, does not mean you do not deserve medical treatment. Pregnancy, especially post partum, can be a very dangerous time, w ... Read More
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