Ask 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
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.
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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