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Overview
      
Statistics
      Myths of Motherhood
      
Risk Factors
      For Fathers
      
Impact on the Couple
      
10 Key Facts
      
Symptoms of PPD
      Screening for PPD

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

If you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Crying for “no reason”
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Asking directions for simple tasks
  • Forgetfulness, confusion
  • Failure to keep appointments
  • Fear of being alone
  • Anxiety and/or panic attacks
  • Nervousness, shaking or trembling
  • Dizziness, heart pounding, chest pains
  • Fantasies of disaster, bizarre fears, intrusive thoughts
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Significant changes in eating patterns
  • Sleep disturbances
  • No interest in previously enjoyable activities
  • Withdrawal and isolation from family and friends
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Inability to touch or care for baby
  • Feelings of not wanting the baby
  • Desire to leave family, feeling trapped
  • Angry feelings toward husband, baby, or self
  • Hostility, tantrums, “feeling out of control”
  • Thoughts of hurting self or baby
  • Compulsive behaviors, checking and rechecking things
  • Increased alcohol consumption or drug use
  • Unresolved feelings about a complicated delivery and/or postnatal complications

Help is available!!

 
     
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