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what's postpartum depression vs psychosis?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
Varies: First off, it's very important to distinguish if there is psychosis present without a clinical depression, a depressive episode without psychosis, or both. There are many treatment options including a wide array of medication and non-medication interventions. The top priority is to ensure the immediate safety of both the mother and child(ren).

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between postpartum depression and psychosis?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 22 years experience
Varies: First off, it's very important to distinguish if there is psychosis present without a clinical depression, a depressive episode without psychosis, or both. There are many treatment options including a wide array of medication and non-medication interventions. The top priority is to ensure the immediate safety of both the mother and child(ren).
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do people recover from postpartum depression / psychosis?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
An antidepressant: There is something called the postpartum blues which are common and usually resolves on its' own. Then there is post partum depression which can actually be quite serious. In fact, being overly depressed for too long after delivery can interfere with the way mothers and their newborns bond and attach to each other. It is important to seek out some treatment. Ask your obstetrician for help.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the ways that people recover from postpartum depression/psychosis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Barnhart
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Absolutely: It usually takes medication if it was really psychotic. But unless you have an underlying mood or thought disorder that predated your pregnancy, you should be able to fully recover.

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