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Postpartum Depression 2 Years
If I am still not over the baby blues after two months, does that mean I have postpartum depression?
Likely: Baby blues only lasts from a few days to three weeks. Beyond three weeks it is likely either an adjustment disorder or postpartum depression. You should seek an evaluation from a mental health professional who has expertise in diagnosing postpartum disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Maybe: One can develop depression any time. If you were not depressed during the first few months after your baby is born, we wouldn't call it postpartum depression. If you were depressed during the postpartum period and it wasn't treated, you may still be depressed when the baby is a year old. Untreated postpartum depression often lasts over a year. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more
Not Certain: The reasons for postpartum depression are not certain. However, there are suggestions that the sudden hormonal changes that take place at the end of pregnancy are involved. The are questions as to why some women are affected and others are not. A previous history of depression increased the risk of postpartum depression, as does previous episodes of postpartum depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Depression is not uncommon after childbirth, although mild "baby blues" are more common. Symptoms to look for include sadness/numbness, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, changes in sleep or appetite, guilt or worry, poor concentration, low energy, feeling heavy or slow. If she is making any statements about wanting to not be alive or harm herself or the baby bring her to an er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A lot of women don't feel so much sad as angry or scared during postpartum depression. If you are having anger that is getting in the way of your daily living or affecting your relationships, you should talk to your doctor right away. Don't be scared to ask. Postpartum depression is common and there is help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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