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What Actually Is Postpartum Depression

Postpatrum Depression

Being mother is definitely one of the most joyous movements of women’s life. The feeling of getting over emotional as well physical challenges and looking at that tiny baby that once used to reside in your own body feeding on your blood and food is just amazing.

However, it is obvious that many women after delivery might experience mood swings of feeling joyous at the one moment and depressed at another. Nevertheless, these feelings do not last long and subsides within minutes generally called as Baby Blues.

However, some women might experience deep and ongoing depression for longer duration that usually does not subsides in minutes but stays for long which in all sense is positive sign of Postpartum Depression.

Actually postpartum depression has a history of appearance since 4th century BC and although it has been noticed for so long it is never been considered as illness or disease.

No wonder if such medical condition is diagnosed in the early phase then it becomes very easy for the further treatment. Therefore, it is very much essential to diagnose the condition as early as possible by looking at the possible symptoms of postpartum depression.

Causes of postpartum depression can be many from hormonal imbalances to real anxiety of being mother. However mothers with previous history of same illness have more chances of its reoccurrence or if you have less support from your partner, family or friends regarding the decision of having this baby or you have given birth to sick or colicky baby along with stressful life.

In addition, if your family history suggests that someone from your family has a history of bipolar disorder then you are more prone to getting postpartum depression.

Here I am providing a list of few common symptoms noticed in postpartum depression please make a  match of your real symptoms with this list to determine whether you are really suffering from same or it is just a vague possibility.

Women having this illness might feel very sad, depressed, empty; holes and very anxious making them loose their interest in their surroundings including their newborn baby.

Women might not feel hunger anymore and food gives them nauseated feeling leading to losing weight rapidly. In addition, less sleep poor concentration and weird suicidal thoughts, feeling uncomfortable with baby, panic episodes due to extreme worry and hallucinations or delirium giving you ideas of harming yourself or to your baby.

The early you are diagnosed with the postpartum depression the better it provides an easy approach to treat you.

Therefore, make sure if these symptoms are seen in you then you need experts help to get away from this type of depression.

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