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If I am still not over the baby blues after two months, does that mean I have postpartum depression?

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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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8 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

You may very well have a clinical depression, or you may be fatigued, or have some other condition.
Get checked by your gynecologist, and perhaps your family physician for depression, thyroid, diabetes, and other common ailments. They may not be certain, but you don't want to be unnecessarily ill when you have a newborn.

In brief: Maybe

You may very well have a clinical depression, or you may be fatigued, or have some other condition.
Get checked by your gynecologist, and perhaps your family physician for depression, thyroid, diabetes, and other common ailments. They may not be certain, but you don't want to be unnecessarily ill when you have a newborn.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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6 doctors agree

In brief: YES

The baby blues only last the first 2 weeks after birth.
If you continue to have or have developed significant changes in your mood, energy, sleep, enjoyment, fluctuations in these or anxiety or feeling not like yourself, you likely have "ppd". Seek an expert through www.Postpartum.Net, or you may write me through healthtap to answer ?'s, find you a specialist near you.

In brief: YES

The baby blues only last the first 2 weeks after birth.
If you continue to have or have developed significant changes in your mood, energy, sleep, enjoyment, fluctuations in these or anxiety or feeling not like yourself, you likely have "ppd". Seek an expert through www.Postpartum.Net, or you may write me through healthtap to answer ?'s, find you a specialist near you.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Not neccesarily, but not something you should ignore either. Post-partum depression does take into account how long symptoms are present, but also how severe and life-altering these symptoms are.
There are lots of screening tests you can use online, and if these are positive, you need to talk to your own doctor or pediatrician for futher evaluation and help. This is very treatable - ask for help!

In brief: No

Not neccesarily, but not something you should ignore either. Post-partum depression does take into account how long symptoms are present, but also how severe and life-altering these symptoms are.
There are lots of screening tests you can use online, and if these are positive, you need to talk to your own doctor or pediatrician for futher evaluation and help. This is very treatable - ask for help!
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Baby blues can simply be adjustment to a whole new way of life and/or prolonged hormonal imbalance.
First contact your ob/gyn. If you are interested in integrative therapies, craniosacral therapy and acupuncture/traditional chinese medicine have a lot to offer that bring you relief. Check your area for practitioners.

In brief: No

Baby blues can simply be adjustment to a whole new way of life and/or prolonged hormonal imbalance.
First contact your ob/gyn. If you are interested in integrative therapies, craniosacral therapy and acupuncture/traditional chinese medicine have a lot to offer that bring you relief. Check your area for practitioners.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Get checked

If you think you could be having post-partum depression then you should get checked.
It is even more important to get checked immediately if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, especially your baby.

In brief: Get checked

If you think you could be having post-partum depression then you should get checked.
It is even more important to get checked immediately if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, especially your baby.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Dr. Osman Farooq
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