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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Olsen
50 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not Certain: The reasons for postpartum depression are not certain. However, there are suggestions that the sudden hormonal changes that take place at the end of p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Medication/PsyhoT: Medication to help you manage sx, psychotherapy to help you build coping skills, identify maladaptive thoughts, help you re-establish self-care routin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Find out via: Psychiatric evaluation. Possible sxs of post partum depression include feeling tired all the timethe woman might believe she is not a good mother whic ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Oftentimes severe: Without treatment, the worst case scenario -- harm to either self or the baby, or both; inability to function, post-partum psychosis, with delusion, a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Postpartum : depression is a psychological disorder which occurs in women after child birth. It is a very serious form of depression which can endanger both the mo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You may not know...: It is easy to feel overwhelmed as a new mother--reach out! i would recommend speaking with your obstetrician or social worker at the hospital you had ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatric Eval.: Between the changes in hormones and life style that come after childbirth, it is very common for a woman to have mood swings and to feel down. This c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Westin
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Find a therapist.: In addition to being supportive and listening to your wife, it is important to get her help from a professional. Postpartum depression can last for y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Adds More Stress: Any illness puts a stress on a family balance. Having a baby puts a stress on a family as well (even if it's a positive stress). Every family deals di ... Read More
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