A 24-year-old member asked:
How late can post pardum depression start? can it occur 1- 2 years after the child is born?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Probably not: Post-partum depression typically occurs during the first weeks or months after a child is born. It's cause is not well understood but seems to be significantly biological. On the other hand, biological depression can occur at any time, as can depression from being overwhelmed--a not unusual reaction to having an infant. If you are worried, talk to your primary care doctor and seek help.
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