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After what length of time from having a baby are you safe from potentially getting postpartum depression? 6 mos? 1yr?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Postpartum depressio

This can start as early as 6 weeks to as late as 6 months.
In a study by robertson et al 2003 they found that the strongest predictors of postpartum depression were depression during pregnancy, anxiety during pregnancy, experiencing stressful life events during pregnancy or the early puerperium, low levels of social support, and a previous history of depression. We can determine risk knowning this.

In brief: Postpartum depressio

This can start as early as 6 weeks to as late as 6 months.
In a study by robertson et al 2003 they found that the strongest predictors of postpartum depression were depression during pregnancy, anxiety during pregnancy, experiencing stressful life events during pregnancy or the early puerperium, low levels of social support, and a previous history of depression. We can determine risk knowning this.
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Susan Feingold
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Onset of PPD..

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.

In brief: Onset of PPD..

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.
Dr. Susan Feingold
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