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What should you do if you have postpartum depression?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

If you feel depressed in the immediate post partum you need to talk to your doctor about it, it is not normal part of the post partum.

In brief: See a doctor

If you feel depressed in the immediate post partum you need to talk to your doctor about it, it is not normal part of the post partum.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Linda Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: PPD Support

Talk to your ob. Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment.
Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Explore group therapy or meet ups. This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal local mom meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone.

In brief: PPD Support

Talk to your ob. Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment.
Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Explore group therapy or meet ups. This can be in a formal setting like a postpartum support group or a less formal local mom meet up. One of the goals is to increase your support network and avoid taking on PPD alone.
Dr. Linda Kondilis
Dr. Linda Kondilis
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Call your physician

Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.
You can contact postpartum support, international at www.Postpartum.Net.

In brief: Call your physician

Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression.
You can contact postpartum support, international at www.Postpartum.Net.
Dr. Susan Feingold
Dr. Susan Feingold
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your MD

Your OB is very likely familiar with this condition, and has a network of specialists to whom he will refer. Psychiatrists see and help many new mothers with pdd--about one out ten mothers experience it.

In brief: Ask your MD

Your OB is very likely familiar with this condition, and has a network of specialists to whom he will refer. Psychiatrists see and help many new mothers with pdd--about one out ten mothers experience it.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Get checked

If you think you could be having post-partum depression then you should get checked.
It is even more important to get checked immediately if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, especially your baby.

In brief: Get checked

If you think you could be having post-partum depression then you should get checked.
It is even more important to get checked immediately if you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, especially your baby.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Dr. Osman Farooq
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