Exercise Addiction

Investing 20-30 minutes per day in physical workout can have a great positive impact on one’s physical as well as mental health. Exercising daily is a healthy habit when it is done at a moderate level, but when it goes over the limit it can have adverse effect on one’s physical and mental health. Over […]

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Types of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, which is considered as variations in expression or perception of reality, is a mental illness that may consist of auditory hallucinations (hearing voices), paranoid delusions, confused speech, disorganized thoughts, and significant social or professional dysfunction. Types of Schizophrenia Paranoid Schizophrenia: The individuals may have prominent hallucination and delusion. It may develop at an older […]

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Causes of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that disrupts the way an individual looks and responds at the world and self. The exact reason or cause of this disorder has not yet been found. However, it is believed that a combination of internal and external factor play an important role in the occurrence of schizophrenia. Let us […]

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Gambling Disorder

From the time of ‘Mahabharata’ gambling has been seen as a problematic behaviour. A behaviour that disrupts families and causes lose of both property and dignity. Then why do people still engage in such behaviour? Gambling, like any other addictive substance, gives the individual a euphoric feeling when they engage in it. And the individual […]

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Substance Abuse Treatment Cent...

Substance abuse refers to the destructive or risky use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illegal drugs. Psychoactive substance utilize can prompt to dependence disorder – a bunch of behavioural, subjective, and physiological phenomena that created after frequent substance utilize and that normally include a powerful urge to take the drug(medication),   Most substance abusers […]

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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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