The Invisible Mood Disorder
October 31st, 2017
Postpartum depression is known to occur in roughly one out of every seven pregnancy experiences. While there are risk factors, such as a previous history of depression or anxiety or a recent significant loss or shift in life circumstances, postpartum depression can strike anyone.
Symptoms typically occur in the first 12 months after a woman has given birth, although symptoms can sometimes even arise during pregnancy.
Symptoms of postpartum depression include intense sadness or emptiness, irritability, hopelessness, anxiety, and a significant shift in eating or sleeping habits.