What does post partum depression feel like? Were you able to conquer it yourself or did you need meds?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2009
I have suffered with chronic depression for years but am doing very well so far in my post-partum period. People that have history of Depression are at risk for PPD. PPD is also caused by life changes, stress and hormone levels. Medication is useful for those who have a history of Depression that is due to an imbalance of the neurotransmitters in their nervous system. Medication can help stimulate the nervous system to restore those imbalances. However, if PPD is due to external issues such as stress or changes in your life ("it's just not what I thought it would be like") I suggest therapy. In that case, medication may create an imbalance instead of help. Depression is feeling sad all the time and crying for no reason. It's getting angry at little things, feeling hopeless and like there's no help for you. It's feeling alone even when you're not. If you feel you're at risk for PPD, start talking to your OB now.
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