Postpartum Depression

Many women experience post partum depression after giving birth due to imbalance and fluctuation of hormones. Though postpartum depression is caused by hormonal and physicological issues, many mothers feel guilty for feeling depressed after birth and don't always seek help. Learn more about postpartum disorder including symptoms, treatment and helping a mother through depression.

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  • The Benefits of Postpartum Depression Support Groups
    Support groups for new mothers can be a vital part of their recovery from postpartum depression. Read on to learn more about how these groups operate.
  • The Benefits of Online Support for Postpartum Depression
    Many new mothers have found online support groups for postpartum depression to be a great help. Read on to find out how these groups work and how they benefit mothers.
  • Postpartum Depression Strikes Dads as well as Mums
    Research has shown that PPD is associated with overwhelmingly increased responsibility, sleep deprivation and changes in lifestyle, which is why PPD is not just a “woman’s ailment” but it can also be the new father’s.
  • Do I Have Postpartum Depression?
    After giving birth, hormone levels drop and the mood swings commonly kick in, resulting in what many dub "the baby blues". However, some women experience symptoms that are much more severe. Learn to recognize the signs of postpartum depression.
  • Postpartum Depression Treatments that Work
    Having a new baby is supposed to bring joy, but for some mothers the changes create feelings of extreme sadness and anger. Depression occurs in about 10 percent of new mothers, and finding effective treatments for postpartum depression is key in helping these moms to regain happy, healthy lives.
  • Coping With Spousal Postpartum Depression
    PPD is difficult on everyone. Supporting your wife if she has this condition, begins by becoming aware of the signs and symptoms. It’s most important to help, guide, and support her through PPD. Follow these tips on what to do – and what not to do – to help you both cope with daily
  • Family Support and Coping with Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum depression refers to the deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness and despair that women may experience in the first year after giving birth. While professional help is important, family support is essential to enable the woman to recover.
  • Treatment for Mothers who Hurt their Children due to Postpartum Depression
    Women who suffer from severe postpartum depression are at risk. Without medical treatment and social support, severe depression can spiral into extreme behavior, which can include causing harm to the child. This article looks at the mental health support available to mothers with ppd.
  • How Brooke Shields Overcame Postpartum Depression
    Former child star Brooke Shields writes with courage and eloquence about her experience with postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter. In her memoir, Down Came The Rain, Shields writes about how she sought medical help and recovered with the help of antidepressants and counseling.
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