Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression is depressive illness where a new mother experiences depression in the first few months after giving birth to a child.

Some of the symptoms of postnatal depression include :
  • Feeling sad or empty
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Changing appetite (usually a decrease)
  • A loss of enjoyment in everyday activities
  • Changes in sleep patterns such as insomnia
  • Not being able to concentrate
  • Feeling cut of from the baby
  • A loss of interest in sex
  • Feeling ashamed, guilty or inadequate
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Mood swings
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby
There are a number of factors that make postnatal depression more likely.

Some of these may include :
  • A history of depression, especially postnatal depression in the past
  • If the baby is sick or colicky
  • If you are in the bad relationship
  • If you are suffering from stress
  • If you have little support from family and friends
Treatment for posnatal depression is essentially similiar to that for major depression, such as antidepressants and theraphy.

Refference :

* Nine things no one tells you about post-partum recovery, according to first-time mum.
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