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Re: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION


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Posted by Kelly M on October 05, 2003 at 07:15:46:

In Reply to: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION posted by Rowena on October 04, 2003 at 17:55:25:

: SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF POST PARTUM DEPRESSION

: Not all of the following symptoms need to be present. If you suspect you may be suffering with a postpartum depression the first step to recovery is to see your doctor.

: - Social withdrawal.
: - Fear of being alone.
: - Inability to get organized.
: - Loss of confidence.
: - Over concern about baby.
: - Negative feelings towards baby.
: - Feeling unable to cope with baby.
: - Feeling exhausted or fatigued.
: - Frequent headaches.
: - Irritability.
: - Apathy.
: - Tearfulness for no apparent reason.
: - Feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness or emptiness.
: - Feelings of guilt, resentment, anger or shame.
: - Persistent low mood or rapid mood swings.
: - Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, irrational fears or obsessive thoughts.
: - Mental confusion, lack of concentration or poor memory.
: - Loss of interest in sex.
: - Sleep disturbances.
: - Poor appetite or overeating.
: - Thoughts of suicide.

Great info!!
Just wondering how long does that depression last?
When my first daughter was 3 i went really depressed and had to take antidepressnts. Could it of been Post-Partum all them years later?
thanks
Kelly M


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