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What is the difference between "baby blues, " depression, and postpartum psychosis?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Symptoms, Severity
The "baby blues" refers to symptoms of depression that can be experienced by women after giving birth.
These symptoms usually do not significantly interfere with daily functioning. Postpartum depression is a full-blown episode of depression following birth, and it can be quite severe and disabling. Postpartum psychosis refers to symptoms of hallucinations and bizarre thoughts following birth.

In brief: Symptoms, Severity
The "baby blues" refers to symptoms of depression that can be experienced by women after giving birth.
These symptoms usually do not significantly interfere with daily functioning. Postpartum depression is a full-blown episode of depression following birth, and it can be quite severe and disabling. Postpartum psychosis refers to symptoms of hallucinations and bizarre thoughts following birth.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Degree
Baby blues is a term for post partum depression.
Post partum psychosis represents a more serious problem characterized by thought disorder and problems with reality testing

In brief: Degree
Baby blues is a term for post partum depression.
Post partum psychosis represents a more serious problem characterized by thought disorder and problems with reality testing
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Depression
Symptoms same but pod is more severe and lasts longer.

In brief: Depression
Symptoms same but pod is more severe and lasts longer.
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Dr. Alan Ali
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