14 doctors weighed in:
What is the technical definition of postpartum depression?
14 doctors weighed in

Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) is depression that occurs any time within the first year after delivery, although it usually happens within the first 4-5 weeks postpartum. Some symptoms include irritabiity, anger, guilt, sadness, anxiety or panic (especially about one's ability to care for the child), & ambivalent feelings toward the baby.
If you think you may have ppd, seek help from your ob.

In brief: Depression
Postpartum depression (PPD) is depression that occurs any time within the first year after delivery, although it usually happens within the first 4-5 weeks postpartum. Some symptoms include irritabiity, anger, guilt, sadness, anxiety or panic (especially about one's ability to care for the child), & ambivalent feelings toward the baby.
If you think you may have ppd, seek help from your ob.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
Answer assisted by Brittany Chan, Medical Student
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Susan Feingold
In addition to consulting your physician, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional, preferably with expertise in treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Mood disorder
Ppd is known as the most common complication of childbirth.
It is the emotional disorder following childbirth that includes a variety of moderate to severe mood and anxiety symptoms. It affects 10 to 20% of childbearing women and requires professional mental health treatment.

In brief: Mood disorder
Ppd is known as the most common complication of childbirth.
It is the emotional disorder following childbirth that includes a variety of moderate to severe mood and anxiety symptoms. It affects 10 to 20% of childbearing women and requires professional mental health treatment.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
Thank
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: After childbirth
Postpartum depression is a risk factor after the birth of the baby and needs to be treated adequately by a psychiatrist.

In brief: After childbirth
Postpartum depression is a risk factor after the birth of the baby and needs to be treated adequately by a psychiatrist.
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Dr. Jerald Ratner
Thank
Read more answers from doctors