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You went out last night. Did you had a drink. You feel like you’ve been drinking too much and you want to stop so you stop. Most people feel like that after a lot of occasional drinking. However, social or occasional infrequent drinking is not alcoholism. Suddenly stopping drinking can be a bad idea. If you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment...

Mrs. S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering names of some family members. […]

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10 Signs You May Have Obsessiv...

As per WHO (World Health Organisation), About 2% of the world’s population suffer from OCD which is roughly 1 in 50 people. OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes obsessive and compulsive thoughts to a person. This article highlights the various types of symptoms that are associated with OCD. Listed below […]

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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

As most of us realize there is a great and lot deal of porn floating around the web these days. With porn so easy to come by it, there is also a little surprising fact that porn addiction is on the rise and no wonder how it is fueled. Many people will and may be […]

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Mystery of Motivation Thought

How many of us decided to wake up early & do the exercise or Yoga, just to stop after few days. How many of us enthusiastically stopped all cigarettes, started workup, guitar classes, aerobic training program… Etc.  Only to stop after a while, due to lack of motivation. We quickly lose motivation and stop pursuing […]

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PPD can rob women of joys of motherhood, if left unattended

ppd fb image post-02Ask any mother about the joy and pangs of giving birth to a child and she would for sure tell you how fulfilling the experience has been! Post-birth, when the focus shifts to the newborn and celebrations surrounding the baby have you ever wondered that the mother might be suffering from PPD or Postpartum depression, a type of clinical depression that affects women after childbirth or sometime even before it?

Although there are some known risk factors associated with the PPD it is very seldom that we find there is sufficient awareness about its occurrence among women. Studies have shown that PPD can last through several months or sometimes even for years.

Factors likely to increase PPD risk

  1. Prenatal depression or anxiety
  2. Personal or family history of depression
  3. Moderate to severe premenstrual symptoms
  4. Maternity blues
  5. Birth-related psychological trauma
  6. Birth-related physical trauma
  7. Previous stillbirth or miscarriage
  8. Formula-feeding rather than breast-feeding
  9. Cigarette smoking
  10. Low self-esteem
  11. Childcare or life stress
  12. Low social support
  13. Poor marital relationship or single marital status
  14. Low socio-economic status
  15. Infant temperament problems
  16. Unplanned/unwanted pregnancy
  17. Elevated prolactin levels
  18. Oxytocin (also often referred to as “social hormone”) depletion

 

Symptoms to look for!

The symptoms of PPD may vary from feeling sad, low energy levels, disruption in eating and sleeping patterns, bouts of crying to anxiety and irritation. Many women experience self-limited, mild symptoms postpartum. However, when the symptoms are acute lasting over two weeks it is a clear sign of postpartum depression.

Studies have shown that about 1 to 2 per 1,000 cases of postpartum depression results in postpartum psychosis.

Hormonal changes

PPD is also often attributed to hormonal changes. At an emotional level postpartum depression can cause sleeplessness, anxiety about parenthood and infant caring, a feeling of loss of control over life, identity crisis. Support group, counseling and medication are helpful in the recovery process.

Cadabam’s Group has over 23 years of experience in treating people suffering from mild to severe degrees of depression.We have a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and healthcare professionals have the experience to diagnose and treat depression.

For any help related to depression you can reach out to: +91-97414-76476 or visit: www.cadabamshospitals.com

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