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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had countless traumatic events. i am experiencing postpartum depression. i have negative & scary thoughts everyday. near hallucination. what is this?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Seek treatment ASAP: It sounds like you may need medication for post-partum depression soon to relieve your symptoms. Treating your depression is also best for a baby as well. Are you having any thoughts of suicide, plans, or intent to take your life? If so, please go to the emergency room right away. Your symptoms will improve with time, even though it doesn't seem like it right now. Usually 3 months without meds.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Post partum: You are in desperate need of psychiatric help. Be seen before you do harm ti your newborn baby

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