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After having my baby my brain feels different.. like foggy. And I'm always fatigue. I'm not sad... or wanting to harm myself or baby I just feel off.. my vision seems to be foggy as well sometimes? All Dr's say it's postpartum depression and have me on

After having my baby my brain feels different.. like foggy. And I'm always fatigue.  I'm not sad... or wanting to harm myself or baby I just feel off.. my vision seems to be foggy as well sometimes? All Dr's say it's postpartum depression  and have me on

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your distress, going through pregnancy, relationship problems, labor, delivery, taking care of newborn, parenting concerns, lack of understanding and support from your loved ones. “Brain feeling different—like foggy, vision foggy sometimes” indicates feeling overwhelmed. Fatigue is likely due to depression. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation ...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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How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

How long can postpartum depression last? I am breastfeeding.

Get help fast!: Postpartum depression has huge effects on both mom and baby. Get help fast! treatments can be very safe while breastfeeding. You can start with therapy or counseling and support groups. Some need meds, and there are ones safe while breastfeeding. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, get help from a lactation consultant because nursing problems can cause more stress. ...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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Can there be any research on the long term effects of postpartum depression?

Can there be any research on the long term effects of postpartum depression?

Yes, not inviting.: Three forms of post partum depression: first, new baby blues that will last up to ten days. The other two are more serious prolonged, painful illnesses that can cause severe impairment, suffering, may even pose danger for mother and child. They require medical attention. After recovery, the long term risk for another episode of depression is doubled or worse. Early treatment is better! ...Read more

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What can I do to feel better with postpartum depression?

What can I do to feel better with postpartum depression?

GetProfessional Help: Postpartum depression is common, but that doesn't make it trivial. For some, it can be extremely severe. For most, it interferes with both joy & relationships at a key time in the life of your family. For some, the negative mood can get locked in & be long-lasting. The depressed mom has a very hard time determining how bad it is. Plus there is often guilt that blocks a mom seeking help. Don't let it. ...Read more

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What percent of women suffer form postpartum depression?

What percent of women suffer form postpartum depression?

Onset of PPD..: Postpartum depression can present anytime in the first year. It is most common to begin within the first 3 to 4 months. However it can begin later in the first year, particularly with changes like abruptly stopping nursing, beginning of birth control pills, etc. If you suspect you may have ppd, contact your dr. And seek help from a mental health specialist with expertise in treating it. ...Read more

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When did people begin to recognize postpartum depression?

When did people begin to recognize postpartum depression?

Hippocrates: Hippocrates wrote in 700 bc about post-partum emotional difficulties in women. German obstetrician friedrich benjamin osiander published the first full description of postpartum psychosis in 1797. Postpartum depression was first seen as a disorder in 1850's. By the 1950's these women were called "neurotic, " & treated w/valium or ect. No wonder they were reluctant to speak out then! ...Read more

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Wife's going through postpartum depression. Inexplicably I feel not at all myself too, & I think I may have "caught" her depression. Is that possible?

Wife's going through postpartum depression. Inexplicably I feel not at all myself too, & I think I may have "caught" her depression. Is that possible?

Great empathy!: No, it is not possible to actually "catch" depression like the flu or a cold. However, Dad's to be and new Dad's have been known to empathize with their pregnant partners or recently delivered ones and experience similar symptoms. Remember, that one of you two must be "clear headed" enough to take care of the new baby's needs if your wife is impaired. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I cope with my daughter's postpartum depression?

How can I cope with my daughter's postpartum depression?

Educate him: Spouses and family members can do a lot to help by providing emotional support to the mother with ppd. However in order to do that, they need to be educated about the illness. I would suggest you get books or articles that you can read to understand ways to help. Sometimes families are having their own difficulties coping, and may need to get support or treatment too. ...Read more

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Who is affected by postpartum depression? New or older moms?

Who is affected by postpartum depression? New or older moms?

Both: Age may not be as significant as the other risk factors like history of depression, lack of social supports etc. ...Read more

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I have been researching postpartum depression in women. What is the best remedy?

I have been researching postpartum depression in women. What is the best remedy?

Postpartum Depressio: Assuming it is severe enough to warrant medical treatment, our patients with similar illness seem to respond well to group of antidepressants known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors, such as zoloft (sertraline) or Prozac or celexa. Consult a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis & get recommendation for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for postpartum depression?

Antidepressants: If it's true post-partum depression, and you are having difficultly functioning and bonding with the baby, antidepressants work well. If in addition to depression, you are having obsessional thoughts about hurting the baby, you should see a mental health professional immediately. If it is baby blues-which start soon after birth and last days, will improve on it's own. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

What are the best treatments for postpartum depression?

Therapy & medication: Psychotherapy with a mental health professional with specialization in treatment of postpartum emotional disorders is very effective. Many women often need medication as well. With treatment, there is a very high success rate. ...Read more

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What are available treatments for postpartum depression?

What are available treatments for postpartum depression?

Many Options: Depending on the severity here are options to consider talking with your obgyn and psychiatrist: 1) bright light therapy 2) psychotherapy 3) antidepressant drugs - some drugs, such as zoloft & paxil, (paroxetine) end up in very low concentrations (if at all) in breast milk. 4) transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is an outpatient treatment that uses an MRI strength magnet to stimulate the brain. 5) and more. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

What are symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mom?

Depression & anxiety: The symptoms can include: insomnia and sleep disturbances, sad & depressed mood, lack of appetite, worrying & severe anxiety, irritability and anger, panic attacks, feelings of hopelessness, loss of pleasure and motivation in usual activities, difficulty functioning as usual, overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's demands, and obsessive, distressing thoughts. Sometimes suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Postpartum depression and the baby blues. Is all this sadness?

Postpartum depression and the baby blues. Is all this sadness?

No: The hallmark of depression is a diminished ability to enjoy things that should be enjoyable. If that occurs, the individual needs to see their physician. The blues are typically not associated with this symptom. However, "blues" that persist for more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?

When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?

Anytime in first yr: Postpartum depression can present anytime in the first year. It is most common to begin within the first 3 to 4 months. However it can begin later in the first year, particularly with changes like abruptly stopping nursing, beginning of birth control pills, etc. If you suspect you may have ppd, contact your dr. And seek help from a mental health specialist with expertise in treating it. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

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