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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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Does Xanax (alprazolam) help with post partum depression?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) help with post partum depression?

It shouldn't: Xanax (alprazolam) is an anti anxiety, not an anti-depressant. I would go to curecrowd.Com to see a multitude of treatment options and crowd sourced results. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does post partum depression come and go with pregnancies?

Does post partum depression come and go with pregnancies?

Ppd: Yes if it is short lasting without consequence and mother receives good support. If mother is known with long lasting depression, then it is not PPD but result of ongoing depression which can be more severe than just ppd. ...Read more

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Post partum depression or just feelings of overwhelmed parent?

Post partum depression or just feelings of overwhelmed parent?

Either: Being a parent can be overwhelming especially of a newborn . Talk to your doctor and trusted family and friends to make sure you are not having postpartum depression . It is important to be treated for this condition ...Read more

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How do I know if my sadness is normal baby blues, or post-partum depression?

How do I know if my sadness is normal baby blues, or post-partum depression?

The best way to tell: Is to make an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area who can help you figure this out. But in general post partum depression involves sleep and appetite disturbance, feelings of helplessness and inadequacy in caring for your child, feelings of guilt, and emptiness, bouts of anger and other symptoms. ...Read more

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If I had post-partum depression after giving birth to my son, does this mean that my son will have depression when he grows up?

If I had post-partum depression after giving birth to my son, does this mean that my son will have depression when he grows up?

No: Depression has a genetic component, that's true. But, post-partum depression is a particular, situation-specific, concern. While your son may be predisposed to depression due to your genes, in this case the environment, and personality, are much much more important. ...Read more

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My son is almost 2 yrs old and i was diagnosed with post partum depression when he was a month old. Is it possible i may still have ppd?

My son is almost 2 yrs old and i was diagnosed with post partum depression when he was a month old. Is it possible i may still have ppd?

W/out help? yes: If your PPD was'nt adequately treated, yes - you might still be suffering. Also, while it happened to be diagnosed PPD after your son's birth, it might have emerged anyway as regular depression. Talk with your doctor to rule out a physical problem and try to find a good psychotherapist to plan treatment with. You may or may not need meds - a young mother can often use support. Best! ...Read more

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Is there any way post partum depression can be prevented? Is there anything that can be done to prevent the onset of post partum depression? .

Yes: There are many risk factors for postpartum depression. To get a good sense of your risk, i would recommend you seek a consultation with a reproductive psychiatrist or a good general psychiatrist if one is not available in your area. There are interventions that can decrease the risks. Most importantly, if you have it, to get treatment right away as it presents risks to you and your baby's growth. ...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

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When was post partum depression first diagnosed?

When was post partum depression first diagnosed?

Postpartum depressio: In 700 bc hippocrates wrote about women suffering from emotional difficulties during their postpartum period, but it was not until the 1850s that medical professionals first recognized postpartum depression as a disorder. During the 19th century when women experienced depression, many did not divulge their symptoms and those who did were often diagnosed as “neurotic.". ...Read more

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I think I have post partum depression. How would this affect my career?

I think I have post partum depression. How would this affect my career?

Pp depression: As long as you have supportive co-workers and a boss who is empathetic, it should not. ...Read more

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How can I get over post partum depression?

How can I get over post partum depression?

PPD Support: Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment. Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Explore group therapy or meet ups. This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal local mom meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over post-partum depression?

What do I do to get over post-partum depression?

Post Partum Depress: True post-partum depression (PPD) happens in 5-6% of women within the first 6 months of childbirth. In contrast, 40-80% of women experience post-partum blues with mood swings from elation to sadness, irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, insomnia, tearfulness, and crying spells -- lasting 2-3 weeks or less. For ppd, antidepressants [some safe with breastfeeding] + psychotherapy can help! ...Read more

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Is 2 years too long to have post-partum depression?

Is 2 years too long to have post-partum depression?

Pstpartum depression: It should last a few weeks if benign and resolves spontaneously. If longer lasting, and mom has no support from family, should seek treatment sooner as it affects capacity to nurture newborn. Can recur at next pregnancy = sign it can last longer and needs treatment sooner. Two years is too much and mother must be in denial not accepting her condition putting baby in severe danger. ...Read more

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Should I take anti-depressants if I have post-partum depression?

Depends on severity: And any past history of depression, post-partum or otherwise. It is absolutely imperitive that a woman, post partum, experiencing any degree of depression, get a medical evaluation right away to determine what type of intervention is needed to deal with that depression. That intervention may include antidepressant medication and probably counseling as well. It's too serious a problem to ignore. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...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