Depression after childbirth can vary in severity from mild baby blues (a period of mild depression) to postnatal depression (PND) to the most severe form or what is popularly known as- the postnatal psychosis. The signs and symptoms of postpartum depression depend on the severity of depression. Read to know the signs and symptoms of postnatal or postpartum Depression.
Postpartum depression may initially seem like baby blues — but the signs and symptoms become intense and last longer. The symptoms can interfere with the mother’s ability to take care of the baby and do other daily activities. If the postpartum depression is not treated it may last for a year or more. The symptoms of PND are very much like 'ordinary' depression. Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression may include:
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