Postpartum psychosis is postpartum depression gone wild — complete with hallucinations and delusions. How can you recognize its symptoms, and how can these severe psychiatric disorder be treated?
Are you plagued by feelings of guilt after you have had a baby? You may have postpartum depression.
Any mother who entertains suicidal thoughts after she just had a baby — whether actively or vaguely — is in crisis and needs help right away. How do suicidal thoughts fit into the clinical picture of postpartum depression?
Are you not bonding with your new baby as you think you should? This may point to postpartum depression, but other factors can also be responsible. What might help you bond with your baby?
Have you been a one-woman worry machine since you have had a baby? You may be wondering if you are suffering from postpartum depression a
Not being able to sleep at night, and then being so sleepy during the day that you keep on napping, might just be another "side effect" of new motherhood. It could, on the other hand, also point to postpartum depression.
Are you a new mother who feels like crying all the time during what you expected to be a happy time? You are likely wondering if you have postpartum depression, and that could be true — but excessive crying has other possible causes, too.
Are you suffering from severe mood swings, and you have just had a baby? Postpartum depression might seem like the most likely candidate, but postpartum mood swings can be caused by other things, too.
Are you simply overwhelmed by the demands of new motherhood, or could you be suffering from postpartum depression?
A recent study has shown that no association exists between pregnant women infected with influenza, or receiving an influenza vaccine, and the development of autism in their babies during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.