6 Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and 6 Ways to Recover

According to a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one out of seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression (PPD). That’s 14 percent of all new moms. Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, makes a good point that more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses this year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Even though, according to Dr. Ruta Nonacs of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, PPD is the most common complication associated with pregnancy and childbirth, few women are screened. It certainly took me by surprise after the birth of my daughter, which is why I like to bring awareness to it whenever possible. Here are some typical symptoms of PPD to watch out for in yourself, a daughter, or a friend, followed by a few strategies for recovery. Symptoms of Postpartum Depression Symptom 1: A Deepening Blue In her book A Deeper Shade of Blue, Dr. Nonacs explains that the symptoms of depression are usually mild at first — your typical blues — but they worsen over time. The significant shifts in hormones that occur in the days and weeks after delivery are bound to trigger some moodiness, she explains. These blues are to be expected and are generally benign. “Depression is different,” she writes. “With depression, the negative emotions you ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Pregnancy Self-Help Women's Issues Apathy Depressive Episode Postpartum Source Type: blogs

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