Post Natal depression
What is depression?
Depression can be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. But true clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended time. Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe. The degree of depression, which your doctor can determine, influences how you are treated.
Postnatal depression affects 1 in 10 women.
How common is depression during and after pregnancy?
Depression that occurs during pregnancy or within a year after delivery is called perinatal depression. The exact number of women with depression during this time is unknown. But researchers believe that depression is one of the most common complications during and after pregnancy. Often, the depression is not recognized or treated, because some normal pregnancy changes cause similar symptoms and are happening at the same time. Tiredness, problems sleeping, stronger emotional reactions, and changes in body weight may occur during pregnancy and after pregnancy. But these symptoms may also be signs of depression.
Post Natal depression Guide
- Post Natal depression
- What causes depression?
- What are symptoms of depression?
- How is postnatal depression diagnosed?
- What steps can I take if I have symptoms of depression during pregnancy or after childbirth?
- Do mothers suffering from postnatal depression harm their baby?
- How is depression treated?
- Can fathers get postnatal depression?
- Psychological Treatments for Depression
- Treating Postnatal Depression with St John’s Wort
- How to help yourself