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Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

Can pregnancy sleep patterns indicate the future onset postpartum depression?

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 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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Could post partum depression cause a false at home pregnancy test?

Could post partum depression cause a false at home pregnancy test?

Not likely: But you deserve to be treated for your post partum depression. You can have the positive test confirmed by your doctor and if you are pregnant is is especially important to get care for your depression. ...Read more

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Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Does having ADHD cause any depression symptoms in pregnancy?

Causative?: I have never heard that adhd causes a pregnant woman to be depressed. Depression can however be associated with adhd (but doesn't have to be). ...Read more

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What happens if postpartum depression is depression after pregnancy, what is depression during pregnancy called?

What happens if postpartum depression is depression after pregnancy, what is depression during pregnancy called?

Depression: Some people only have depression problems after a pregnancy, possibly increased risk because of the hormone changes. Some people have depression at other times, not due to a particular cause. If a woman is on antidepressants when she gets pregnant, she should talk with her doctor about the risks of taking them or not taking them during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

Could depression during pregnancy cause low cortisol levels in the baby?

No: One study shows that infants of depressed mothers actually had slightly higher cortisol levels than others, especially if the mom had anxiety also: http://tinyurl.Com/k5cgwfo these changes no longer existed at 18 mo, perhaps when the infants' self-regulatory abilities kick in. Maternal depression can have other effects on infant development, though: http://tinyurl.Com/ltlfasx. ...Read more

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Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

See Below: The best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test that you can buy at any drugstore. If still concerned, talk to your obgyn good luck! ...Read more

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Could negative symptoms of psychosis be related to low dopamine levels?

Could negative symptoms of psychosis be related to low dopamine levels?

Dopamine: It is hypothesized that deficient transmission of dopamine at D1 receptors in the Prefrontal cortex of the brain may be a cause for negative Schizophrenia symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes depression in pregnancy?

What causes depression in pregnancy?

Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc. ...Read more

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Do absence of premenstrual symptoms as mastalgia suggests pregnancy ?

 Do absence of premenstrual symptoms as mastalgia suggests pregnancy ?

No: The hormones that trigger PMS are still present if there is a pregnancy, they just stay elevated instead of dropping when the period starts. ...Read more

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Are negative symptoms of psychosis related to low dopamine levels?

Are negative symptoms of psychosis related to low dopamine levels?

Negative symptoms: Negative symptoms of schizophrenia or other psychotic disease are social withdrawal, lack of motivation, anhedonia, flat affect, cognitive failing. The most likely explanation is that there is some structural damage to the prefrontal cortex, affected glutamate pathways, and/or serotonin deficiencies. There is still need for research in that area. ...Read more

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Depression during pregnancy?

Depression during pregnancy?

Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read more

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Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Does eer evaluate sign and symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Many possible: Er does evaluate for ectopic, but if you have a obg seeing him/her is a much better plan. Pelvic/abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding are most common symptoms. These are rarely present with an early ectopic though, so if there's reason for concern about ectopic consult your doctor, do not rely on symptoms. ...Read more

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Are anxiety attacks a sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy and anxiet: Not necessarily but may contribute to feelings about being pregnant. ...Read more

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Is having pregnancy symptoms a sign of menopause?

Is having pregnancy symptoms a sign of menopause?

Please Clarify: You are using terms that have no specific meaning. What symptoms specifically are you experiencing? ...Read more

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Took pregnancy test came back positive. Could sciatica be an early sign of pregnancy? No other signs except of missed period.

Took pregnancy test came back positive. Could sciatica be an early sign of pregnancy? No other signs except of missed period.

That's enough!: A missed period and a positive test result pretty much clinch it. You are almost certainly pregnant. Most women who experience pregnancy related sciatica see it later into the term, but you don't need more evidence that you have conceived. See an OBGYN soon to plan for care and treat your body with love and care. Don't smoke or drink in excess - be careful w/ meds, diet, fluids and rest patterns. ...Read more

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Is conception, headaches feeling depressed a big sign of pregnancy?

Is conception, headaches feeling depressed a big sign of pregnancy?

Not usually: Those symptoms are not commonly associated with pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, check a test. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more