Postpartum Mood Disorder

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.