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Could I be suffering from postpartum depression? How can I tell?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not the baby blues

Postpartum depression develops 1 - 6 months after the birth of your baby.
Symptoms last at least 2 weeks that include feeling depressed with at least 4 of the following: poor sleep, low energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of excessive guilt, lack of enjoyment, moving slower of faster than normal, or suicidal thoughts. If you have any of these, seek professional assistance.

In brief: Not the baby blues

Postpartum depression develops 1 - 6 months after the birth of your baby.
Symptoms last at least 2 weeks that include feeling depressed with at least 4 of the following: poor sleep, low energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of excessive guilt, lack of enjoyment, moving slower of faster than normal, or suicidal thoughts. If you have any of these, seek professional assistance.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Seek help?

Resent birth, overwhelmed, difficulties bonding with your baby, mood swings, crying spells.
However, only a specialist can diagnose the condition.Find a provider who specializes in post-partum depression. Even if you don't have a diagnosis, the meetings might help you figure out how to cope with the situation better benefiting you, your baby and your family.

In brief: Seek help?

Resent birth, overwhelmed, difficulties bonding with your baby, mood swings, crying spells.
However, only a specialist can diagnose the condition.Find a provider who specializes in post-partum depression. Even if you don't have a diagnosis, the meetings might help you figure out how to cope with the situation better benefiting you, your baby and your family.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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