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Is it possible for you to have postpartum depression after an abortion?

Is it possible for you to have postpartum depression after an abortion?

Yes: But it would more likely be referred to as post abortion depression. If you have this, please seek therapy with a psychologist and check in with your obgyn to make sure that you are physically fine. If the depression is severe, start with a psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to get over postpartum depression?

What can I do to get over postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.

You can contact postpartum support, international at www. Postpartum. Net. ...Read more

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I have heard that if I have another child I will get postpartum depression again, but worse. Is this true? I did not get it with my first child.

I have heard that if I have another child I will get postpartum depression again, but worse. Is this true? I did not get it with my first child.

No that is not true.: If you did not get it with your first child, your risk should be no greater than the general population of childbearing women, which is between 10-20%.

The risk would only increase beyond that if you experienced PPD before. Then, the risk for a subsequent pregnancy would increase up to 50%. However there are ways to lower that seem to lower that risk factor. Preventative measures. ...Read more

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How to get over postpartum depression?

Call your physician: Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.

You can also pick up a copy of my book,
happy endings, new beginnings: navigating postpartum disorders at your local barnes & noble or online at amazon. Com.

You can contact postpartum support, international at www. Postpartum. Net. ...Read more

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Could bpd get worse with postpartum depression?

Could bpd get worse with postpartum depression?

Bipolar Disorder?: Bipolar disorder can worsen with pregnancy or postpartum. Borderline personality disorder symptoms may also intensify in this situation. ...Read more

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How long after delivering a baby are you able to get postpartum depression?

How long after delivering a baby are you able to get postpartum depression?

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSIO: It depends on the patient. Sometimes it takes months before symptoms appear, occasionally at once after delivery due to stress of having a baby. ...Read more

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I sometimes get sad but is that enough to need to take estrogen to prevent postpartum depression?

I sometimes get sad but is that enough to need to take estrogen to prevent postpartum depression?

Sad or depressed?: It is unclear if you are having enough symptoms of depression to make it advisable to take measures (whether hormonal or prophylactic medication) to prevent postpartum depression. Getting sad periodically is normal, especially if there is a reason. In order to address this individually, see a mental health professional with expertise in perinatal issues. ...Read more

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Can postpartum depression cause women to feel changing emotions?

Yes: Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's health.Paranoid thoughts and delusions occur infrequently and require urgent care. ...Read more

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What will treat postpartum depression?

What will treat postpartum depression?

Medication/PsyhoT: Medication to help you manage sx, psychotherapy to help you build coping skills, identify maladaptive thoughts, help you re-establish self-care routine and help with managing stress. ...Read more

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Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?

Is anger a symptom of postpartum depression?

It can be.: Some women have irritability and anger as the predominant symptom of their depression.

It is best to seek help to assess whether this is a symptom of depression. ...Read more

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What's the outcome of postpartum depression?

What's the outcome of postpartum depression?

Positive w treatment: With treatment, there is a very positive prognosis for complete recovery. See my
soon to be released book about positive
transformation following postpartum depression, "happy endings, new beginnings: navigating postpartum disorders" (see amazon new releases). ...Read more

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What is postpartum depression? Is it serious?

What is postpartum depression? Is it serious?

Postpartum: depression is a psychological disorder which occurs in women after child birth. It is a very serious form of depression which can endanger both the mother and child if left untreated. Suicidal and homocidal thoughts can accompany the depression. Psychotherapy and medication can help overcome this disorder. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

Do speak with: Someone. I agree with dr scarantino. Don't wait if you are unsure whether it's post partum or not, speaking with your doctor or a therapist will help you figure out what s wrong.. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

Psychiatric Eval.: Between the changes in hormones and life style that come after childbirth, it is very common for a woman to have mood swings and to feel down. This can be accompanied by feeling overwhelmed, being more tearful, difficulty sleeping and feeling anxious, jittery or irritable. This is called the postpartum blues and it happens to more than half of women. It can increase for several days after your >. ...Read more

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How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

Find a therapist.: In addition to being supportive and listening to your wife, it is important to get her help from a professional. Postpartum depression can last for years if left untreated and can become quite severe. Find a therapist that is experienced or ask your or her doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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How does postpartum depression affect my family?

How does postpartum depression affect my family?

Adds More Stress: Any illness puts a stress on a family balance. Having a baby puts a stress on a family as well (even if it's a positive stress). Every family deals differently with stress and any particular action by the family will be dependent on how family deals with stress during "bad" times. If you feel, you have post-partum depression, get evaluated, get treatment for your sake and sake of your child. ...Read more

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What are the worst types of postpartum depression?

Dangerous Ones: Postpartum depression, when severe, can be associated with sleep deprivation, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and intrusive, obsessive, and disturbing thoughts about the baby. Postpartum psychosis is a different condition that is more associated with bipolar disorder and involves hallucinations and delusions and an increased risk of infanticide. Both demand immediate support and psychiatric care. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for postpartum depression?

Prior Depression: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more


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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more