As we all know, the baby blues are what happens just a few days after giving birth. But when they persist for over a week, thats when one should consult with their doctor. Psychotherapist Karen Kleiman, founder and head of The Postpartum Stress Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, states that “ Full blown postpartum depression is more serious and persistent. The symptoms include feelings of guilt, fear, loneliness, helplessness, failure; crying jags; insomnia; loss of appetite; withdrawing from friends and family. Some women have panic attacks or suicidal thoughts, or both”. She then goes on to tell the difference from depression to psychosis: “Psychosis, suffered by an estimated 1 in 1,000 new mothers, is more mysterious. The woman may have periods when she acts -- and even feels -- calm and clear-thinking, but then suddenly becomes delusi...
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