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Can you get postpartum depression as far out as 24 months after having your baby?

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In brief: Depression

You can get depression at any point, but probably not labelled postpartum after 2 yrs

In brief: Depression

You can get depression at any point, but probably not labelled postpartum after 2 yrs
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Occurs earlier

Most often PPD present in the first 3-4 months, but can occur anytime in the first postpartum year. Likely at 24 months, it would be diagnosed as a depression but not postpartum. However, with that said, there are exceptions.
. Such as a case in which if you have been breastfeeding and then suddenly wean at 24 months and symptoms of PPD present. In that case, i would probably call it ppd.

In brief: Occurs earlier

Most often PPD present in the first 3-4 months, but can occur anytime in the first postpartum year. Likely at 24 months, it would be diagnosed as a depression but not postpartum. However, with that said, there are exceptions.
. Such as a case in which if you have been breastfeeding and then suddenly wean at 24 months and symptoms of PPD present. In that case, i would probably call it ppd.
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possibly

It's possible to get depression 24 months after having a baby but most people wouldn't call it postpartum depression and would just label it as depression.
I would recommend talking to your doctor about this.

In brief: Possibly

It's possible to get depression 24 months after having a baby but most people wouldn't call it postpartum depression and would just label it as depression.
I would recommend talking to your doctor about this.
Dr. Guy VanDell
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

Most importantly, if you are having symptoms of depression, you must be seen and properly evaluated.
Please do not take chances. Good luck.

In brief: Maybe

Most importantly, if you are having symptoms of depression, you must be seen and properly evaluated.
Please do not take chances. Good luck.
Dr. Louis Cooper
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