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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Olsen
50 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, not inviting.: Three forms of post partum depression: first, new baby blues that will last up to ten days. The other two are more serious prolonged, painful illnes ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
DEPRESSION: Method of delivery does not contribute to depression.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience in Gynecology
Talk to him: Talk to him about your feelings. Make sure he understands that your feelings and behaviors are related to hormone changes and are not fully in your c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Significant post : Partum depression usually required psychiatric medications such as antidepressants as part of the treatment plan. Talking therapy is also important.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's hea ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: The hormone changes which drive a woman's menstrual cycle can certainly be associated with changes in mood and behavior.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Not Usually: Some women with bipolar disorder can have increased difficulties associated with their menstrual cycles, but this does not occur the large majority of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
You need to talk: A type of post-partum depression can sometimes occur after an abortion. Most of the time however it's those unresolved conflicts that need some counse ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Of course there are lots of mood meds and they don't all work the same, but in general the answer is no. A word of caution, it is wise with most moo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Through its action on prolactin, it can effect your periods. I recommend that you discuss this further with your psychiatrist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Your cycle: Hormonal mood swings typically occur the last 5-10 days of your menstral cycle and usually occur monthly. The mood swings that occur in bipolar disord ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Mood swings have been well described as a part of the menstrual cycle.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
The mood swings: That may occur are related to hormonal changes in the woman's body.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bipolar and hormones: No.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Not sure exactly what you are asking, but there are certainly variations in degree of symptoms between individuals and between episodes of the same in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Generally, no. Pregnancy does cause sleep related problems, most notably due to discomfort and/or anxiety, and this can increase problems with depres ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
No: No manic depression or bipolar disorder can be quite serious and have a devastating effect on the patient as well as loved ones. This disorder can lea ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
See pyschiatrist: It would be best to see a psychiatrist who can evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the appropriate medication.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dov Finman
9 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
VERY DANGEROUS: No, they do not. They can actually send you right into a manic episode.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Momen El Nesr
38 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Possible: Possible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Pms: Have pregnancy test first to rule it out.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be: Yes, women with pcos can have depression and mood swings.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
42 years experience in Bariatrics
It can: The gastrointestinal tract is now known as one of the largest endocrine organs of our body. In essence without proper nutrition, there are many hormo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Weiner
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Complex question: There are so many possible causes: 1) stress, 2) depression, 3) bipolar disorder, 4) anxiety, 5) medical problems, 6) interpersonal conflict, 7) medic ... Read More
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