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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

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 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

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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 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?

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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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


Xanax (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more