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Symptoms of post partum depression vs baby blues?
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: See Below
Baby blues are transient, relatively mild with onset several days after delivery and lasting about 3-4 wks.
Sx resolve as hormone levels stabilize and routine with the baby is established. Postpartum depression significantly impairs functioning, onset might be delayed for up to a year. Even if hormones are stabilized and routine is there, sx do not resolve, worsen and functioning deteriorates.

In brief: See Below
Baby blues are transient, relatively mild with onset several days after delivery and lasting about 3-4 wks.
Sx resolve as hormone levels stabilize and routine with the baby is established. Postpartum depression significantly impairs functioning, onset might be delayed for up to a year. Even if hormones are stabilized and routine is there, sx do not resolve, worsen and functioning deteriorates.
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Post Partum Depression is indeed much more serious than the milder depression that women have in adjusting to the disordered sleep schedules and considerable work that goes into infant care. PPD is more likely to cause delusions or suicidal thinking and acts. It is a medical emergency. For most pregnant women with a history of depression, I advise they start meds at least a month pre-delivery
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
agree also with need for treatment of the depression for the sake of the mother and child
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