How can I manage suicidal thoughts from postpartum depression?

Call yor doctor... Call your doctor immediately. This is an emergency, not only for you, but for your child as well, and it is very hard to manage without help.
Call your physician. This is not something you should manage on your own. If you are seriously considering suicide, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately. If you have no plan, but have thoughts.. Contact a mental health professional with specialization/expertise in assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. You can contact postpartum support, international at www.Postpartum.Ne.
See doctor . See your doctor immediately. Post partum depression can be treated with anidepressants, but it may take a couple of weeks for the effects to take place. If your symptoms are severe enough you may need to be hospitalized.
ACT ON THIS. Depression at this time will affect the optimal closeness with your baby - and that can affect your baby's development. I understand your wanting to deal with this yourself, but an expert and probably medication can get you out of trouble - the faster the better. See an experienced psychiatrist.
Sounds serious. Are you having suicidal thoughts? You must get help right away. 1-800-273-8255.
Get checked. I agree with dr. Cohen. I will add that anyone having suicidal thoughts should go to the nearest emergency department. This also hold tru if you have thoughts of hurting anyone else, including your baby.
With help. Please, see your doctor, your obstetrician, or your pediatrician immediately. Help is available; i - and your baby - really want you to find it. My best thoughts are with you.

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I weigh 96 lbs doc wants me on 10 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily. Is Prozac (fluoxetine) safe? I read it makes people suicidal and even fatal? I have postpartum depression.

All medications. have potential side effects, but the side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) you mention are very rare. If you doctor advised you to take this medication it must be because he/she believes the benefits of treating your depression certainly outweigh the potential side effects from the medication. In general, SSRIs (the class Prozac (fluoxetine) is in) are some of the safest antidepressant medications. Good luck & feel better. Read more...
PPD more likely to. This med is safe & effective when properly used & monitored. It has been in use for more than 2 decades and is well respected within the treatment community. Untreated PPD is truly a challenging and risky condition. You are at risk without treatment. This is a beginners dose & your weight is not a problem. Read more...

I had countless traumatic events. I am experiencing postpartum depression. I have negative & scary thoughts everyday. Near hallucination. What is this?

Seek treatment ASAP. It sounds like you may need medication for post-partum depression soon to relieve your symptoms. Treating your depression is also best for a baby as well. Are you having any thoughts of suicide, plans, or intent to take your life? If so, please go to the emergency room right away. Your symptoms will improve with time, even though it doesn't seem like it right now. Usually 3 months without meds. Read more...
Post partum. You are in desperate need of psychiatric help. Be seen before you do harm ti your newborn baby. Read more...

How to help my wife with postpartum depression?

Find a therapist. In addition to being supportive and listening to your wife, it is important to get her help from a professional. Postpartum depression can last for years if left untreated and can become quite severe. Find a therapist that is experienced or ask your or her doctor for a referral. Read more...

How does postpartum depression affect my family?

Adds More Stress. Any illness puts a stress on a family balance. Having a baby puts a stress on a family as well (even if it's a positive stress). Every family deals differently with stress and any particular action by the family will be dependent on how family deals with stress during "bad" times. If you feel, you have post-partum depression, get evaluated, get treatment for your sake and sake of your child. Read more...
Multiple ways. Subtle interractions between yourself and the baby can be affected. A babies brain is 400 gms at birth and 800 grams at 2 Y.O. A lot is happenning that affects basic programming and had been termed maternal looping.Otherwise, we probably don't have to tell you the effects; increased stress changes the dynamics and it depends on the family, get help. Read more...

How do I know if I am at risk for postpartum depression?

Risk factors. Some risk factors would be history of depression in the past. Not having a supportive partner or family. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What should I do for my friend with postpartum depression?

Support her. Support your friend by being present and willing to hear her feelings. Help with the infant, if appropriate. Encourage & help your friend to get professional care for her depression. Medicines (some are safe in breastfeeding) and talk therapy may help her. Help her reach out to others, like extended family who may not know what she needs. For education: http://tinyurl.Com/7onlu98. Read more...

Can postpartum depression cause women to feel changing emotions?

Yes. Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's health.Paranoid thoughts and delusions occur infrequently and require urgent care. Read more...
Yes, Emotions can fluctuate strongly in the post-partum period, thought due to rapidly changing hormone levels. In a significant number of women, a persistent depressed mood can set it, interfering with the natural joy and bonding of this time. When mood fluctuations turn into depression, treatment is essential. Read more...

Could I be suffering from postpartum depression? How can I tell?

Not the baby blues. Postpartum depression develops 1 - 6 months after the birth of your baby. Symptoms last at least 2 weeks that include feeling depressed with at least 4 of the following: poor sleep, low energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of excessive guilt, lack of enjoyment, moving slower of faster than normal, or suicidal thoughts. If you have any of these, seek professional assistance. Read more...
Seek help? Resent birth, overwhelmed, difficulties bonding with your baby, mood swings, crying spells. However, only a specialist can diagnose the condition.Find a provider who specializes in post-partum depression. Even if you don't have a diagnosis, the meetings might help you figure out how to cope with the situation better benefiting you, your baby and your family. Read more...

Could I have the postpartum depression five months after my delivery?

Yes. Post-partum depression can occur up to a year after delivery. Please do not hesitate to talk to your ob/gyn or primary care doctor if you think that symptoms of depression are starting to affect your health and well-being. Read more...
Yes. Postpartum depression can present anytime in the first year. It is most common to begin within the first 3 to 4 months. However it can begin later in the first year, particularly with changes like abruptly stopping nursing, beginning of birth control pills, etc. If you suspect you may have ppd, contact your dr. And seek help from a mental health specialist with expertise in treating it. Read more...