Postpartum depression signs usually occur within six months after childbirth, and may last from a few weeks to a year after giving birth. The symptoms range from mild depression to severe psychosis.
Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression may include:
More serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:
You don’t have to be a first-time mother to develop postpartum depression. It can happen after the birth of any child.
Several factors increase your risk of postpartum depression, including: