A 46-year-old member asked:
what causes postpartum psychosis?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Hormones, genes.: 2% of the population have psychosis at one time of their lives, and postpartum periods are particularly likely to exacerbate underlying psychopathology because of the profound hormonal fluxes that occur. Prompt medical attention is essential to avoid dire outcomes!
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Psychiatry 39 years experience
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: A lot of women don't feel so much sad as angry or scared during postpartum depression. If you are having anger that is getting in the way of your daily living or affecting your relationships, you should talk to your doctor right away. Don't be scared to ask. Postpartum depression is common and there is help.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
If I am breastfeeding, can I take medication for postpartum depression?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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If I am still not over the baby blues after two months, does that mean I have postpartum depression?
6 doctor answers • 21 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: Not neccesarily, but not something you should ignore either. Post-partum depression does take into account how long symptoms are present, but also how severe and life-altering these symptoms are. There are lots of screening tests you can use online, and if these are positive, you need to talk to your own doctor or pediatrician for futher evaluation and help. This is very treatable - ask for help!
6.6k viewsReviewed Feb 05, 2021
How can I prevent postpartum depression?
10 doctor answers • 19 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Have good support: The best way to prevent postpartum depression is to have an adequate support system in place to help you after the birth of your baby. Don't be afraid to ask for and accept help of any kind: from friends, relatives, and professionals if you need it. Try to avoid getting overly tired and doing everything yourself. If you've had depression before, watch for symptoms after giving birth.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What percent of women suffer form postpartum depression?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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