Are you feeling depressed after giving birth or having a child? It’s normal to have mild mood swings after having a baby, but postpartum depression is an entirely different beast. Postpartum depression is a serious mental illness characterized by feelings of sadness, anger, detachment, or hopelessness that lingers on for longer than a few days after giving birth.
If you believe that you are experiencing postpartum depression, you should seek postpartum depression therapy immediately.
Experiences vary from person to person, but here are some symptoms of postpartum depression:
This is not an exhaustive list of postpartum depression symptoms.
It can be difficult to differentiate postpartum depression symptoms from those of the “baby blues”. To get some clarity, read licensed therapist Lindsay Pearce’s article that highlights the difference between baby blues and postpartum depression.
Left untreated, postpartum depression can worsen and lead to dangerous situations, so the time to consider therapy is now. Luckily, with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified postpartum depression therapist is easy! Start by browsing postnatal experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.
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