Can postpartrum depression come back?

Yes. Postpartum depression can come and go. There is evidence that the hormone changes in pregnancy and postpartum last for up to a couple of years. Add onto that the sleep changes and the new role in your life and it is a wonder that everyone isn't depressed. Talk to your doctor about getting help for depression and be sure to talk to someone right away if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself.
Yes. Any woman with a history of depression when not pregnant or with postpartum depression diagnosed by a professional should consult an experienced physician or psychologist preferably before trying to conceive. There are things that can be done to help.
Yes. Yes. It may have come back if treatment was stopped too soon. If it reoccurred, then your risk of needing a longer treatment increases. Some people need treatment for years.

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I had postpartum major depression after my first baby can it come back if I have a second baby?

Possible. Congratulations on being a mom. Yes, it is possible for postpartum depression to return with the second. Stick close to your docs. They are aware of your history and will do all they can to prevent or lessen symptoms. In the end all will be well. Read more...

Is there anything I can do to prevent postpartum depression from coming back?

Build up awareness. Awareness of symptoms is one of steps of prevention. You know what you've experienced. While there're no crisis, it's better to start working on back up plan-- people you turn for help to, including mental health professionals; obstetrician, child's pediatrician. Create a "coping card" and once the baby is born a list of people who can help you with the baby and manage the stress. Good luck! Read more...
Good self care. There are things that you can do to help lower your risk of postpartum depression, but still no guarantees that you won't get it. If you do get ppd, seek early treatment as that's the best way to get better quickly. The good news is there's a good prognosis with treatment. Lower risk with a good support network & good self care, including good sleep, healthy eating, exercise, balanced lifestyle. Read more...

How could I tell if someone's depression has come back?

Depression relapse. The first thing i would do is ask the person. I would also observe for the symptoms of depression: feeling sad, "empty, " hopeless, irritable, anxious, guilty; loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, loss of appetite—or increase in appetite, sleep disturbances...That's a start. Read more...
Many Ways to Tell. Depression can manifest in many ways. Here are the main symptoms to look for in someone: feeling bad about him/herself, losing interest in hobbies/activities, fatigue, poor concentration, poor self-esteem, guilt, pessimism about the future, wanting to die or hurt themselves in some way, sleep problems, eating problems. All aren't necessary, so encourage them to please consult a doctor. Read more...

Depression has come back. I don't want this to happen. Any suggestions?

See a psychologist. Evidence shows that psychotherapy to treat depression is more likely to result in a reduction in relapses than is medicine alone. Read more...
Depression. If you were in therapy, start where u left off. This is not uncommon. You will be fine. Read more...

Would it be typical for depression to come back at certain seasons of the year?

Seasonal Affective . Disorder (sad) is thought to be related to seasonal decreases in sunlight exposure. One effective treatment for sad is light therapy. There are many products on the market. One that i think is well researched is phillips golite available through costco, amazon, and others. A psychologist or counselor who treats depression may help with any other contributing factors. Read more...

If you have had depression, is there a period of time after where it's most likely to come back?

It depends. It depends some on your social supports, lifestyle, and family history -- but people most frequently relapse when they stop treatment too soon. Some may "feel fine" after a few months' medication and/or psychotherapy, and want to end treatment. However, studies show that people who continue treatment for at least 8-12 months will do the best. If appropriate, a gradual taper may be possible. Read more...
Depression. Depression can come back any time, esp when you are under pressure. for new diagnosed depression we treat it with medications for 6 months . if it come back then it is treated for 2 years and if it comes back again then it is suggested that the antidepressants be taken on long term basis as it improves the quality of life. the patient will have to work closely with their GP . Read more...

I am using homeopathy for severe depression of illness. After recovering if I stop medication will symptoms come back?

Psychotherapy. In addition to homeopathy, are you also seeking psychotherapy? On your best day, medication will take the edge off symptoms, but the real grunt work that has the most meaningful and long-lasting effects takes place in the therapist's consulting room. Read more...

Should I see a doctor about possibly anxiety/depression issues? I haven't been feeling like myself lately. I've taken several online depression/anxiety inventories and they've all come back that I have moderate/severe qualities of depression, however I do

If . If you think you may be suffering from anxiety and/or depression, definitely talk to your doctor. Tell them about your symptoms and concerns. Getting help is the first step to getting better. Research shows that people who are treated with medication and therapy improve much faster and stay healthy longer than either one alone. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. I would see a mental health professional and have an evaluation. Certain medical illnesses, such as hypothyroidism, can mimic depression and should be ruled out. This way you will have been accurately diagnosed and can then decide on the right treatment for you. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my bipolar boyfriend has been going through depression and broke up with me I want him to come back?

If is very painful. To see someone you care about depressed. When a person is depressed they may isolate from others and their judgment may be clouded by their mood. Hopefully he is getting good psychiatric treatment. When his depression begins to clear he may re-assess his relationship with you. In the meantime, i would try not to push too hard. Take care. Read more...