Postpartum Depression

This isn’t what I expected. ┬áIs this postpartum depression?

Postpartum Depression Marin County

Since the arrival of your child have you:

Felt nervous, anxious, or worried?
Felt so unhappy that you seem to be crying all the time?
Felt like you were going crazy?
Had recurrent thoughts that you are not a good mother?
Felt scared that you will never feel happy again?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be suffering from a form of Postpartum depression. The term “postpartum depression” actually describes a continuum of postpartum emotional and physical reactions ranging from the common and relatively mild “baby blues” that resolve in a few days to the rare and extreme cases of “postpartum psychosis”. It can occur anytime during the first year postpartum. Affecting 10-20% of expectant and new mothers, postpartum depression is a common complication that is treatable.

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