10 doctors weighed in:
Can postpartrum depression come back ?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Yes. You should speak to your doctor immediately.

In brief: Yes
Yes. You should speak to your doctor immediately.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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