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Can a new mother have post-partum anxiety even if the child is not biologically hers?

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In brief: Perhaps

Postpartum anxiety is a combination of factors.
Any woman can have anxiety, even to the level of a significant psychological disorder. Anyone prone to this may very well find the arrival of a new child an inciting factor for new anxiety symptoms. Its unlikely a woman will experience the physiologic changes associated with postpartum depression, however.

In brief: Perhaps

Postpartum anxiety is a combination of factors.
Any woman can have anxiety, even to the level of a significant psychological disorder. Anyone prone to this may very well find the arrival of a new child an inciting factor for new anxiety symptoms. Its unlikely a woman will experience the physiologic changes associated with postpartum depression, however.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Monika Heller
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: New situations

Any new life transition or new situation can cause anxiety if there are risk factors or lack of social supports.
Having a child that is not a biological child is now different and surrounding yourself with friends/family and adequate supports can be very helpful. In addition, with children there is limited time for exercise, sleep and nutrition, but these elements are crucial!.

In brief: New situations

Any new life transition or new situation can cause anxiety if there are risk factors or lack of social supports.
Having a child that is not a biological child is now different and surrounding yourself with friends/family and adequate supports can be very helpful. In addition, with children there is limited time for exercise, sleep and nutrition, but these elements are crucial!.
Dr. Monika Heller
Dr. Monika Heller
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