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.
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.
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.