Physiology of Postpartum Depression



postpartum depression is a very real and physiological occurrence that any time between birth and and 12 months postpartum if you have sort of these depression symptoms then they will start classifying it as postpartum depression the symptoms are it's a postpartum pression is a scale and it goes you know from the baby blues which is the mildest version and generally corrects itself in the first three to four weeks postpartum all the way to postpartum psychosis and these are the women who who tend to make the news for you know drowning their children and things like this i mean postpartum psychosis is incredibly serious and you know hospitalization and things so most women the majority of women are going to experience some sort of postnatal mood instability eighty percent of women now most of them are going to be in the baby blues range the the milder version of postpartum depression but some of those women will go on then to experience full on postpartum depression and we're talking about fifteen to twenty percent of new mothers and in these situations you have to have the symptoms for anywhere from from about six to eight weeks before you go into the doctor and will be given you know some sort of antidepressant medication and this is really where the husband and partner comes into comes into play he or he or she should be very aware of the symptoms and you you know they know their partner best so they're going to know when things are not right and don't be afraid to seek help for this there is there are treatment options and don't let it get to the point where where it becomes a serious serious issue just if you notice that you know your wife or partner is is still not herself and it's been you know two months or more do suggest that she make an appointment in going and be seen for for treatment now what I mostly talk about is the baby blues the vast majority of women experience the baby blues which is a lot of same symptoms of postpartum Christian we penis mood instability like mood swings up and down feelings of anxiety is a big one sometimes women they don't want anybody else to hold the baby even there even their husband or partner or they don't want there to be alone with the baby they're afraid of their husband or partner going back to work or leaving the house even so these are very you know very strong intense emotions now the baby blues is not even technically considered a disorder by the medical establishment because the majority of women experience it which seems counterintuitive to me so the majority of women that's experienced it it's not a disorder the majority of women experience it and that it will eventually regulate itself on its own after about three weeks so in the meantime and those first so imagine you just have your baby for three weeks after your baby's born instead of you know wallowing and the baby love and it's not all sunshine and rainbows and what's wrong with me again why am i why am I not happy that this baby is here I've been so looking forward to it and I can't stop crying and again women internalize all of that and and what's wrong with me and why can't I do this and why why does you know mother down the street just have all of her stuff together and I can't you know even you know get out of bed or stop crying so it is very difficult to deal with because this is supposed to be the happiest time of your life and why aren't I so it's very hard it's very hard on on you know the mother is very hard on her partner to watch

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