As a licensed clinical social worker at Susquehanna Ob/Gyn & Nurse Midwifery of Advantia, Kari Lindner brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in addressing postpartum depression (PPD) and its nuances.
In this video, Kari sheds light on the often misunderstood topic of PPD, helping individuals distinguish between the normal “baby blues” and the more serious condition of postpartum depression. Her expertise in this field makes her an invaluable resource for new parents and those who support them.
Facts About Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is a common mental health condition that affects approximately 1 in 7 women after childbirth. Here are a few key facts to consider:
- Timeline: Postpartum depression typically develops within the first few weeks after delivery but can occur anytime during the first year postpartum.
- Symptoms: PPD involves persistent feelings of sadness, extreme fatigue, and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Other symptoms may include changes in appetite, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, and even thoughts of self-harm or harming the baby.
- Risk Factors: Several risk factors contribute to the development of PPD, including a personal or family history of depression, stressful life events, lack of social support, and hormonal fluctuations associated with childbirth.
- Treatment Options: PPD is a treatable condition, and various approaches can help individuals recover. These include therapy, support groups, medication, and lifestyle changes.
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With our personalized care and a comprehensive range of services, we aim to ensure that you receive the highest quality healthcare experience. Our mission is to provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions about your reproductive and physical health.
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