Is there a link between maternal and paternal depression?Read More
Postpartum OCD involves repetitive, intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and behavior designed to avoid or relieve the thoughts (compulsions).Read More
Referred to as "the hidden disorder;" screenings that test for depression can sometimes miss anxiety.Read More
What is postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression is depression that starts 2 weeks-1 year after having a child. (Though untreated, symptoms can linger longer than 1 year.) About 15% of women experience postpartum depression. While certainly hormonal/chemical changes that occur during pregnancy and delivery can affect mental health; women who adopt and new fathers can also experience postpartum depression.Read More
1. Normalize. Realize that your anxious thoughts, constant worry, even intrusive thoughts, can be normal symptoms of a postpartum mood issue. Much like a runny nose is the sign of a cold, these thoughts are just a symptom of your condition, nothing more. They don't have to do with what kind of mother you are.Read More