After giving birth to your new born baby, a lot of women experience what is called “baby blues.” The baby blues usually go away within a few weeks, but when the symptoms linger or your depression increases after a few weeks to a month than the mother most likely has postpartum depression. It is very important for the mother to get help so she can give her full attention, support, and comfort to her child. A few symptoms that mothers have during this time period are sadness, moodiness, concentration problems, appetite changes, and many more. Hormonal changes that happen are the cause of the baby blues, and postpartum depression. Once the mothers hormone levels even out they should start to feel better.
Patients may experience a few of the symptoms from exhaustion of childbirth and having a newborn. Bringing a new life into the world can bring out both good feelings and ones of uncertainty and fear (Camp, 2013). It becomes concerning when the symptoms last longer than 2 weeks and change in frequency, duration or intensity. Early identification is key in the treatment of PPD. Many families may feel ashamed or embarrassed by their feelings and want to conceal them.
Postpartum depression affects 8-15% of mothers within a few days or weeks after giving birth. Some mothers experience a mild form of this disorder, while others experience a more rare and intense version. This intensified postpartum depression is known as postpartum psychosis. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Nau, McNiel, and Binder (2012) express “Postpartum psychosis occurs in 1-2 of 1,000 births and frequently requires hospitalization to stabilize symptoms.” These symptoms include: Hallucinations, restlessness, disturbed sleep, insomnia, drastic mood or behavior change, delusional thinking, thoughts of suicide or death, and extreme depression. In The Journal of Women's Health, Sit, Rothschild, and Wisner described postpartum psychosis as “an overt presentation of bipolar disorder that is timed to coincide with tremendous hormonal shifts after delivery”.
Postpartum Major Depression Postpartum major depression is a type of depression that affecting as many as eighty percent of new mothers at some point in their childs first few weeks of infancy. Scientists have categorized their findings on postpartum depression into three basic categories. These include: the conditions surrounding the birth of the child, diagonosis and treatment of the disease, and the the long term affects of postpartum depression on the mother`s child. Postpartum major depression is not to be confused with Postpartum Psychosis, which is a rare condition with some bizarre symptoms including: confusion and disorientation, hallucinations and delusions, paranoia, and attempts to harm oneself or the baby. One mother who suffered from postpartum major depression accompanied by postpartum psychosis was convinced that the world was to evil to raise children in and proceeded to drown her five children.
These symptoms include * mild sadness * tearfulness * anxiety * irritability, often for no clear reason * fluctuating moods * increased sensitivity * fatigue ((2)) The treatment for the baby blues are frequent naps, a proper diet, and plenty of support from partners, family, and friends ((3)). Generally, the baby blues subside without any sort of serious treatment. However, the baby blues may evolve into postpartum depression. One study discovered a link between postpartum depression and the baby blues: out of the women that were diagnosed with postpartum depres... ... middle of paper ... ...lso drop during childbirth, and thus may be a factor in postpartum depression ((4)). Consequently, ways to prevent another Andrea Yates from going too far is to treat postpartum depression seriously.
Teen Pregnancy in the Adolescent Hispanic Population. There are an increased number of births in Hispanic adolescence between the ages 15-19, from 82.3 (per 1000 females) in 2003 to 82.6 (per 1000 females) in 2004 (Melby, 2006). Adolescence pregnancy could be an anxious, overwhelming and a stressful moment. The lack of information on prenatal education will put adolescence into higher risks pregnancy and may even jeopardize their health as well as the baby’s. Adolescence often hesitates or do not inform their parents of their pregnancy.
“Problems during pregnancy, such as hypertension, hyperthyroidism, gestational diabetes, macrosomia, premature contractions, and uteroplacental bleeding, all of which may lead to a preterm delivery. (van K... ... middle of paper ... ...ple miscarriages, preeclampsia, diabetes, high blood pressure, and children with Down syndrome. After the age of 35 or later conception is considerably tougher than if a couple were younger. As women age, they begin to have occasional cycles where an egg is never released. Egg quality and quantity also declines in a woman’s 30s and 40s.
In adolescents and children, the mood can appear that the patient is agitated more than they appear to be depressed and last up to 1 year. Postpartum Depression, can range from moderate to severe in women that have given birth (htt). Seasonal Affective Disorder, (SAD) is a seasonal form depression that is only present during certain times of the year, most often in the winter. Atypical Depression, is a major depression that has many prominent symptoms, including changes in appetite; which in turn affects weight, sleeping patterns, and many of other symptoms. Psychotic Depression, Individuals with psychotic depression h... ... middle of paper ... ...ntrol your individual symptoms can take just as much, if not even more time.
It symptoms include extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion which would hinder a new mother from taking care of her baby and herself (Depression, 2015). Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is another type of depression. This occurs when there is a change in the season from spring or summer months to the winter months. This type of depression usually resolves itself once the winter months are over and when there is an increase in
It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. There are different types of depression that take place under unique circumstances which includes persistent depressive disorder, perinatal depression, psychotic depression, and seasonal affective disorder. Persistent depressive disorder is a depressive mood that lasts for at least two years. Perinatal depression is what a woman can experience while she is pregnant or after she has delivered. It is more serious than “baby blues” and it makes things very hard for the mother and ultimately the baby.