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How late can post pardum depression start? Can it occur 1- 2 years after the child is born?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Probably not

Post-partum depression typically occurs during the first weeks or months after a child is born.
It's cause is not well understood but seems to be significantly biological. On the other hand, biological depression can occur at any time, as can depression from being overwhelmed--a not unusual reaction to having an infant. If you are worried, talk to your primary care doctor and seek help.

In brief: Probably not

Post-partum depression typically occurs during the first weeks or months after a child is born.
It's cause is not well understood but seems to be significantly biological. On the other hand, biological depression can occur at any time, as can depression from being overwhelmed--a not unusual reaction to having an infant. If you are worried, talk to your primary care doctor and seek help.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

But there are many other reasons that can cause depression.

In brief: No

But there are many other reasons that can cause depression.
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