Postpartum depression – a very complex form of acute depression. Complexity is due to a combination of a great many of the processes occurring in women after childbirth. This hormonal changes, and self-awareness in a new status, that the lack of sleep and physical, relaxation and positive emotions, and much more. It should be noted that postpartum depression is not as common as you might expect.
The symptoms of postpartum depression should not be confused with the objective sensations associated with the period after the birth of a child – fatigue, appetite swings, etc. Symptoms of postpartum depression include the same and common manifestations characteristic of depression in general.
Some women during the first days after birth suffer blues, but few of them in the future felt by the manifestation of a more serious illness – depression or postpartum psychosis.
Risk for the occurrence of postpartum depression are women, to experience depression during pregnancy, mothers of large families, mothers who have become established after 35 years, my mother having conflicts in the family and do not have the support of loved ones, as well as single mothers.
If you leave postpartum depression without proper attention and care, it can last a very long time – up to two to three years.
Most negative in this disease is that in 70% of cases in his new condition moms begin to blame the newborn child, and changing the attitude.