Postpartum Depression - What Happens
This article describes the difference between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression. It also provides a brief description of postpartum psychosis.
Postpartum Depression - What Increases Your Risk
Every woman is at risk for temporary "postpartum blues" during the first two weeks after childbirth, because of sudden hormone changes and the challenges of caring for a newborn.
Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression
If you have the "baby blues" after childbirth, you're not alone-about half of women have temporary mild depression after having a baby. 1 However unsettling, a certain amount of insomnia, irritability, tears, overwhelmed feelings, and mood swings are normal. Baby blues usually peak around the fourth postpartum day and subside in less than 2 weeks, when hormonal changes have settled down. However,
Tricyclics are a less popular choice than the new generation of antidepressants, but they're still an important weapon in the antidepressant arsenal for a subset of people who don't respond to anything else.
Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
Information about bipolar disorder symptoms of mania and hypomania.