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What are symptoms of postpartum depression?

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Symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Totally avoiding family and friends
  • Not being able to take care of yourself or your baby
  • Trouble feeling close to your baby, or bonding
  • Fears that you’re not a good mother
  • Severe mood swings, anxiety, or panic attacks
  • Too much or too little sleep
  • Lack of interest in daily tasks
  • Thoughts of harming your baby
  • Thoughts of suicide, or suicide attempts

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatric Association:  , 4th ed. 2000.  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Stewart, D.   2004   Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,.

The Journal of the American Medical Association . “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Jan. 26, 2016.

Wisner, K. , 2002. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatric Association:  , 4th ed. 2000.  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Stewart, D.   2004   Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,.

The Journal of the American Medical Association . “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Jan. 26, 2016.

Wisner, K. , 2002. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

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