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Postpartum Depression Time Frame
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding. How can PPD (postpartum depression) affect ones sex life?
Yes, it can: In fact, it can effect everything and is very worth seeking specialized treatment for. The well-being of your entire family (especially you) is in the balance. It's a common condition w/ elements that come from hormone changes, life demands, emotional intensity of relationships, etc. A good fit w/ an experienced therapist really helps. If meds are needed briefly they'll help select the right one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See Below: Baby blues are transient, relatively mild with onset several days after delivery and lasting about 3-4 wks. Sx resolve as hormone levels stabilize and routine with the baby is established. Postpartum depression significantly impairs functioning, onset might be delayed for up to a year. Even if hormones are stabilized and routine is there, sx do not resolve, worsen and functioning deteriorates. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I need to have more information what you mean. If you aren't able to sleep (insomnia or early morning wakening with difficulty falling back to sleep) that may be a sign that some depression is starting. However, many pregnant women may have difficulty getting comfortable especially as they get larger or have to awaken to use the bathroom. So i would advise you to discuss this with your ob-gyne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DEPENDS: Postpartum depression is depression that happens after you give birth. So the symptoms are all the same as any depression and so the treatment is also the same. If severe enough it requires medication and therapy a depressive episode can last weeks to years if it becomes chronic or dysthymic. A lot if information about the impact of maternal depression on infants. Speak to your physician. ...Read more
Does having manic depression, put you at a higher risk of post partum depression? How soon can PPD start?
Absolutely!: Women with bipolar disorder are at very high risk for postpartum depression. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later, by definition. The research indicates that anywhere from half to two-thirds of women with bipolar i or ii disorder may face severe depression in the months after delivery. ...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
Should the Lexapro (escitalopram) have prevented me from experiencing postpartum depression this time?
2 months after robotic myomectomy, feelings of depression, moody, low energy, sporadic feelings of exhaustion, is this normal any recommendations?
Hormones?: Did they remove your ovaries during the surgery? If so it could be a hormonal imbalance. You should see a doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Enjoying time free of panic attacks/none sincemarch had the flu last week and now recovering, feelings of panic/anxiety returning. Related2beingsick?
See below: Stress can trigger the return of sx. I would recommend contacting your mental health providers (if you're on meds, a re-adjustment might be warranted). Do inventory of things-- look at what worked and what doesn't work now; practice relaxation, good nutrition, exercise. Stress management. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the withdrawal symtoms of Paxil (paroxetine) ( nausea , headache ,anxiety mood swing etc ) persist for long time after stoping when will they be over ?
Work w/ Dr: The doctor who prescribed and should be handling your w/drawal is the right one to ask. It's part of their responsibility to you in my opinion. Yours is to be honest w/ them and follow recommendations. ...Read more
It might: If you and your wife recently had a baby than depending on the time passed, it could be either baby blues or post-partum depression. Encourage your wife to get evaluated (you can get a referral from her obgyn or child's pediatrician), be supportive, share chores to decrease feelings of being overwhelmed. Eval and treatment are necessary for the well-being of your family, your wife and your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have long periods (6-10 weeks) of depressive episodes, followed by small periods (1-2 weeks) of hyperproductivity, lack of sleep, cheerfulness?
It depends: If the person is a rapid cycler, a manic episode can be brief (hours to a few days). For others, the manic episode can last from a week to several months. One recent study (solomon et al., 2010, arch gen psych) reported that the median duration for a manic episode is about 13 weeks. Depressive episodes tend to last much longer - perhaps on average twice as long. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severity, timing: Postpartum depression usually occurs within a year of delivery and is potentially more severe and dangerous than major depression. Although there are often mild symptoms of depression after most births, PPD is more severe, a medical emergency. If you have a history of depression or bipolar it's vital to meet with your doctor throughout your pregnancy to plan a strategy to address this pre-delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every person is: Different. Some of the symptoms you are describing may have been in existence before you began abusing opiates. You need to be working with a therapist who specializes in addictions to help you learn how to handle anxiety. Aggitation and lack of motivation. Also self help support groups like aa and na will help you stay clean and sober. ...Read more
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