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How do you know if its depression or pospartum depression. My daughter is 11 months old ?
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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It is not really important to distinguish between depression and pp depression.
The important thing is to seek help. Pp depression is a serious problem and there are very effective treatment options available. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. You do not have to live depressed. There is help available. The first step is to tell someone and let your doctor help.

In brief: Talk to doctors
It is not really important to distinguish between depression and pp depression.
The important thing is to seek help. Pp depression is a serious problem and there are very effective treatment options available. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. You do not have to live depressed. There is help available. The first step is to tell someone and let your doctor help.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Sometimes we don't
It is hard to tell the difference sometimes.
Generally if you have depression in the first year after having a baby, we consider it postpartum depression. Treatment is pretty similar for both though: counseling and medications are options. Group therapy is really helpful in postpartum depression as well. Be sure to tell someone right away if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself.

In brief: Sometimes we don't
It is hard to tell the difference sometimes.
Generally if you have depression in the first year after having a baby, we consider it postpartum depression. Treatment is pretty similar for both though: counseling and medications are options. Group therapy is really helpful in postpartum depression as well. Be sure to tell someone right away if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself.
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