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How do I know if I am at risk for postpartum depression?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Know risk factors
Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including: *previous history of postpartum depression *symptoms of depression or severe anxiety during pregnancy *prior history of depression *significant pms or pmdd *lack of social support network *relationship problems *major psychosocial stressors *fertility issues may increase risk *history of physical and/or sexual abuse.

In brief: Know risk factors
Several risk factors can predispose women to ppd, including: *previous history of postpartum depression *symptoms of depression or severe anxiety during pregnancy *prior history of depression *significant pms or pmdd *lack of social support network *relationship problems *major psychosocial stressors *fertility issues may increase risk *history of physical and/or sexual abuse.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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Dr. Barbara Srur
Also a family history of Biporar Disorder
Dr. Johanna Fricke
And having an infant in the NICU, or one who has a genetic or other medical diagnoses that may impact the infant's development.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Any postpartum woman
Is potentially at risk.
Personally if there is any history of depression in the family or postpartum woman there is a significant risk of postpartum depression. Obviously any previous postpartum depression us the strongest predictor of all for getting the disorder. Because of the possibility of severe, even fatal consequences of postpartum depression get treatment immediately when signs occur.

In brief: Any postpartum woman
Is potentially at risk.
Personally if there is any history of depression in the family or postpartum woman there is a significant risk of postpartum depression. Obviously any previous postpartum depression us the strongest predictor of all for getting the disorder. Because of the possibility of severe, even fatal consequences of postpartum depression get treatment immediately when signs occur.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Risk factors
Some risk factors would be history of depression in the past.
Not having a supportive partner or family.

In brief: Risk factors
Some risk factors would be history of depression in the past.
Not having a supportive partner or family.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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