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How to know if I have post-partum depression?

How to know if I have post-partum depression?

Psychiatric eval is: The most reliable way to know. Possible sxs of post partum depression include feeling tired all the timethe woman might believe she is not a good mother which can lead to feeling guilty or inadequate. She may eat lot more or she may lose appetite ; weight (more than anticipated for shedding post baby pounds). She might want to sleep all day ; find it hard to get out of bed or she might have the >. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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How can I breastfeed if I have post-partum depression?

How can I breastfeed if I have post-partum depression?

Continue nursing: Post partum depression is very real and can be debilitating. You need to consult your own doctor, who can help you with the depressive symptoms. By continuing to breast feed, however, your body can use the experience to help you defeat your depression as well. ...Read more

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Can post-partum depression get worse with every pregnancy that a person has?

Can post-partum depression get worse with every pregnancy that a person has?

Well: A woman who has 1 episode of postpartum depression has a 50% chance of experiencing it with a later pregnancy. So, not every woman who has had postpartum depression will have it again. However, it is possible for symptoms to worsen with a subsequent pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is post partum depression all about? I've heard women get this after there pregnancy?

What is post partum depression all about? I've heard women get this after there pregnancy?

Post Partum: Post partum depression has an onset within 4 weeks after childbirth. The symptoms are more severe than the "baby blues" and can last for months. One can feel sad, hopeless, lack of joy, tired, irritable, change in appetite/sleep, difficulty bonding with the baby, thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself or the baby, isolating from family/friends. If left untreated it can last for many months longer. ...Read more

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I've heard of post-partum depression - but am I really suffering from depression during my pregnancy?

I've heard of post-partum depression - but am I really suffering from depression during my pregnancy?

Depression: Diagnosed depression prior to or during pregnancy is a high risk for postpartum depression which can keep you from bonding with your newborn. Get medical attention right away. The stigma and shame of depression is so last century ! don't try to tackle this on your own. Therapy and medication are safe even during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing symptoms of post-partum depression and I gave birth 6 months ago. I don't know how to go on?

I have been experiencing symptoms of post-partum depression and I gave birth 6 months ago. I don't know how to go on?

Seek Help: You can ask your primary care doctor, obgyn, your insurance company or even your baby's pediatrician for a name of a psychiatrist and psychologist that specialize in treating post-partum depression. How you feel will affect not only you, but your baby as well. If your symptoms become overwhelming and you feel like you can't cope anymore, please either dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I need help i started taking zoloft right after i had my child becuse post partum depression. It worked and i stoped taking it. No with drawls nothing but then I decided randomly one day to take it and then I dtoped n started so it was "as needed", not da

I need help i started taking zoloft right after i had my child becuse post partum depression. It worked and i stoped taking it. No with drawls nothing but then I decided randomly one day to take it and then I dtoped n started so it was "as needed", not da

Zoloft (sertraline): I commend you for stopping Zoloft (sertraline) when you did not need it. Feel good that you have been functioning satisfactorily without Zoloft (sertraline). If you are not moderately depressed- crying spells, very sad mood, changes in sleep, appetite, weight, energy , motivation, you do not need to take Zoloft (sertraline) randomly or “ as needed” It takes 4- 10 days for Zoloft (sertraline) to work. Once you start it, follow with the Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is post partum depression?

What is post partum depression?

Mood disorder : Ppd is known as the most common complication of childbirth. It is the emotional disorder following childbirth that includes a variety of moderate to severe mood and anxiety symptoms. It affects 10 to 20% of childbearing women and requires professional mental health treatment. ...Read more

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How common is post partum depression?

How common is  post partum depression?

PPD: It's prevalence among women is 5-25%, and among men, especially new fathers, it can range from 1% to as high as in women. ...Read more

Ventolin (Definition)

Ventolin is the trade name for the chemical / drug albuterol. This drug is a medicine to be inhaled to open the airways and it acts quickly, so it is called a "short-acting bronchodilator". The medicine comes in both a hand-held inhaler and as a liquid to be used with a nebulizer machine . It also comes in a liquid form to take by mouth, but this should not be used ...Read more


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more