A 36-year-old member asked:
What causes depression in pregnancy?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
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Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc.
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Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
We are unsure: But, hormones likely play a major role in a woman's moods before, during and after pregnancy. There may be other causes as well. You may want to discuss your concerns with the obstetrician if you are pregnant. Sometimes, with a strong family history of depression, an increased risk of depression may be present especially around pregnancy. For that reason, the doctor may suggest some treatment.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Stress diathesis: Its called the stress diathesis model. You may be vulnerable by a combination of childhood "hypervigilance" and genes. These come together in a stressful situation and culminate into a depression. The pregnancy part can be a stressor, then you feel bad about not feeling good. I would treat now as your cances of pp depression are high. Mirtazpine 15 mg at night can help insomnia and nausea too.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Depression during pregnancy?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Can happen: Please let your gynecologist know. The two of you can determine if medications are appropriate. There are non-medication options like cognitive behavioral therapy or acupuncture to treat depression.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 1, 2019
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