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Can a new mother have post-partum depression even if she was a surrogate and the child is not biologically hers?
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The surrogate still went through the process of pregnancy and the hormone and bodily changes involved.
If there was also a history of depression in the surrogate or in the surrogate's family, the risk is there.

In brief: Yes
The surrogate still went through the process of pregnancy and the hormone and bodily changes involved.
If there was also a history of depression in the surrogate or in the surrogate's family, the risk is there.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: If you need PPD
Support.
Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment. Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Explore group therapy or meet ups. This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal surrogate support meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone.

In brief: If you need PPD
Support.
Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment. Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Explore group therapy or meet ups. This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal surrogate support meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone.
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Dr. Linda Kondilis
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