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is depression a sign of early pregnancy?

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Dr. Nancy Liebler
28 years experience Critical Care
Not necessarily!: In early pregnancy it is possible to feel depressed. There are hormonal changes and emotional ups and downs are normal. At the same time, no depression is not a sign of early pregnancy.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: The best way to determine pregnancy is with a pregnancy test. Worrying about whether one is pregnant can cause anxiety with problems sleeping, all of which may contribute for feeling depressed or sad. Feeling depressed can occur for a variety of reasons. Maybe an evaluation by a physician is in order to rule-out both depression and pregnancy and to also make sure nothing else is wrong?
Answered on Jun 7, 2017
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