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Postpartum Depression - Everything You Need To Know

Experiencing postpartum depression can be a scary experience. After giving birth, many new moms feel overwhelmed with surprisingly negative emotions, which can last a long time if left untreated.

In this SlideShare, we'll look over the causes and symptoms of postpartum depression, and what treatment options are typically available.

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Postpartum Depression - Everything You Need To Know

  1. 1. Postpartum Depression – Everything You Need to Know
  2. 2. What Is Postpartum Depression?
  3. 3. What Is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression is depression that moms (and sometimes dads) feel after their baby is born. It affects over 1 in 8 women and can last a long time if not diagnosed and treated.
  4. 4. Causes Of Postpartum Depression Hormone changes. The experience of giving birth. Other causes of stress. Feeling isolated or lonely. Existing mental health issues.
  5. 5. Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression Persistent feelings of sadness or anxiety. Low energy. Difficulty bonding with your baby. Intentionally isolating yourself from others. Loss of interest in the world and your hobbies. Frightening thoughts.
  6. 6. Could It Be PTSD? If your delivery was particularly traumatic, you may instead be experience PTSD. PTSD tends to come with increased anxiety and flashbacks back to the birth or point of trauma.
  7. 7. How Is Postpartum Depression Treated? After a diagnosis, a blend of self-help techniques and therapy is recommended. In some cases, doctors may also prescribe anti-depressants. It’s important to consult a doctor to find the best course of action for your own unique situation.
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