What are the symptoms of post partum depression
If any of the following symptoms last longer than several weeks, you may have postpartum depression:
You might also experience a reduced ability to think clearly or have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby.
what causes postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression often results from multiple factors. Hormone fluctuations, chemical changes within your brain, and lack of sleep likely play roles. So might stress, changes in your physical appearance, and lack of free time or social support.
Factors that increase your risk of postpartum depression include having a weak support system, relationship problems, a personal or family history of depression or bipolar disorder, financial problems, having multiple births, or difficulty breastfeeding.
How is postpartum depression diagnosed?
To diagnose postpartum depression, your provider reviews your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms.