Postpartum Depression Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression: An Overview

If your blues last longer than two weeks, or are more severe than simple mood swings or mild depression, you may be experiencing postpartum depression. After giving birth, about 10 to 15 out of 100 women will develop postpartum depression. Women with this condition commonly experience some of these postpartum depression symptoms:
 
  • Strong feelings of depression, anger, doubt, guilt, or helplessness that seem to get worse over time
  • An inability to care for themselves or their baby
  • Change in appetite
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Being intensely worried or concerned about the baby
  • Having little or no interest in the baby
  • Thoughts of suicide.
     
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