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How do i know if i am at risk for postpartum depression?

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Risk factors: Some risk factors would be history of depression in the past. Not having a supportive partner or family.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Any postpartum woman: Is potentially at risk. Personally if there is any history of depression in the family or postpartum woman there is a significant risk of postpartum depression. Obviously any previous postpartum depression us the strongest predictor of all for getting the disorder. Because of the possibility of severe, even fatal consequences of postpartum depression get treatment immediately when signs occur.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Know risk factors: Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including: *previous history of postpartum depression *symptoms of depression or severe anxiety during pregnancy *prior history of depression *significant pms or pmdd *lack of social support network *relationship problems *major psychosocial stressors *fertility issues may increase risk *history of physical and/or sexual abuse.

Answered 5/14/2016

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