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Postpartum Depression!

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Marcus Owens

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of Postpartum Depression!

Thank You!
What is Postpartum Depression?
Definition: According to Child and Adolescent Development Postpartum Depression is characterized by crying fits, changes in appetite, changes in sleep (a lot more or a lot less), a lack of joy and a feeling of hopelessness (Mossler, 2011). Dryden-Edwards also states This illness is characterized by depression that a woman experiences within four weeks of childbirth, affecting about 13% of women who give birth (Dryden-Edwards , 2014). MedicineNet.com also states that PPD effects up to 13% of women who give birth and 10% of new fathers. So look out “Dads look out to, because it can affect you”
Health and Well being precautions father, mother and child may include the one or allof the following According to Medicinenet.com:
1. Severe sadness (Emotional)
2. Feeling anger
3. Withdrawing from family friends and activities
4. Sleeping problems/unhealthy eating habits
5. Since of failure
6. Thoughts of suicide

1. Psychotherapy: treatment of mental or emotional disorder or maladjustment by psychological means especially involving verbal communication (as in psychoanalysis, non-directive psychotherapy, reeducation, or hypnosis)
2. Interpersonal therapy: psychotherapy that focuses on a patient's interpersonal relationships and that is used especially to treat depression
3. Cognitive Behavioral therapy: psychotherapy especially for depression that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones

short term and long term effects in infants
: Sadness and anger, which will eventually leads to delayed cognitive development in children (Mossler, 2011).
PPD does not discriminate!
It can be life or death!
Postpartum Depression!
1. Prozac and Zoloft
2. Wellburtin and Remeron
3. Elavil and Adapin
4. Ablilfy and Zyperxa
5. Depakote and Lamictal

24 hour hotline!
If in need of help in Michigan Please contact PSI (Postpartum Support Institute) at 1 800 944 4PPD or support@postpartum.net


Mossler, R, Child and Adolescent Development 2.5,” Infant Care”2011.
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