For parents, children are one of God’s greatest blessings, which every married couple desires. But have you ever seen a mother who looks sad, upset, or upset after giving birth? In scientific terms, this disorder is called postpartum depression (PPD), which is directly related to the birth process.
Postpartum depression is a complex combination of changes in physical, physical and psychological attitudes that can manifest in the early stages after childbirth. According to the fifth issue of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, postpartum depression is recognized as one of the special types of depression and mental illness, the symptoms of which begin to appear in the mother four weeks after birth. Medical experts associate the disease with chemical, social and psychological changes because the situation explains the mental and physical changes that mothers usually have to go through. The good news is that depression can be easily cured through meditation or counseling.
The symptoms of postpartum depression are generally the same in all women, such as difficulty sleeping, decreased or excessive appetite, changes in mood and behavior, and feeling extremely tired. However, the symptoms of this disease can include symptoms such as general depression, such as feelings of stress, hopelessness, helplessness and helplessness, thoughts of death or suicide, or thoughts of harming yourself or your child. ۔
According to experts, the fact that postpartum depression is less common in women in Eastern countries, however, one in nine women in the United States is definitely affected by this type of depression. Experts say it is a serious and life-threatening condition that endangers the lives of both mother and baby. Experts point to a number of factors that increase the risk of diseases such as postpartum depression in mothers.
- Presence of depression before or during pregnancy
- Mother being young
- Expressing different emotions (such as happiness and hatred) related to the birth of a child
- Short social circle of friends
- Domestic tension
- Loneliness or solitude
Types of Postpartum Depression
After childbirth, women experience three different mood swings, or they may experience three different emotions. Medical experts call them types of postpartum depression.
The first type of postpartum depression is baby blues. This condition appears in almost all mothers after childbirth. Mothers affected by baby blues show a rapid change in mood, either because they feel very happy or because they have intense hatred. Feelings of unexplained crying, impatience, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, loneliness and depression are also felt. These conditions are present from a few hours after maternity to one to two weeks, but these mothers do not need any kind of treatment or doctor, these conditions go away just by talking to or seeing someone.
Postpartum depression can occur a few days or months after the baby is born. This type of depression does not necessarily affect the birth of the first child, but can occur after the birth of any child. Here, too, mothers experience baby blues-like conditions (such as depression, frustration, irritability and anxiety), but these conditions can become more pronounced during postpartum depression. For this, medical experts consider it necessary to get the mother checked up and treated by a good health care provider. He says that if treatment is not planned, depression can become serious.
Postpartum psychosis is a severe form of depression, in which women need treatment. There is no set time for this disease, but experts say that depression can occur between four and six weeks after the baby is born. Postpartum depression is more common in women who have been diagnosed with a mental illness in the past or who have a mental illness in their family.