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What are the worst types of postpartum depression?

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Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Dangerous Ones

Postpartum depression, when severe, can be associated with sleep deprivation, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and intrusive, obsessive, and disturbing thoughts about the baby.
Postpartum psychosis is a different condition that is more associated with bipolar disorder and involves hallucinations and delusions and an increased risk of infanticide. Both demand immediate support and psychiatric care.

In brief: Dangerous Ones

Postpartum depression, when severe, can be associated with sleep deprivation, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and intrusive, obsessive, and disturbing thoughts about the baby.
Postpartum psychosis is a different condition that is more associated with bipolar disorder and involves hallucinations and delusions and an increased risk of infanticide. Both demand immediate support and psychiatric care.
Dr. Kira Stein
Dr. Kira Stein
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Psychosis

If it gets too bad, with no sleep, the mind gets unhinged from reality.
This is generally part of a bipolar spectrum issue but sleep is important to prevent psychosis.

In brief: Psychosis

If it gets too bad, with no sleep, the mind gets unhinged from reality.
This is generally part of a bipolar spectrum issue but sleep is important to prevent psychosis.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Dr. Chevies Newman
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology

In brief: See below

The one that lead to inability to function, suicidal ideations and/or suicide.
Thoughts of harm or actual harm to the baby and post-partum psychosis -- delusions, hallucinations that might lead to the acts of self-or other-harm.

In brief: See below

The one that lead to inability to function, suicidal ideations and/or suicide.
Thoughts of harm or actual harm to the baby and post-partum psychosis -- delusions, hallucinations that might lead to the acts of self-or other-harm.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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