Do I Have Postpartum Depression?

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Leah McCabe

Leah McCabe

Leah likes writing about health and science subjects. Through her writing she hopes to help people of all backgrounds have equal access to information and quality healthcare.

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October 1, 2020 Read Time - 1 minute

Postpartum depression is an extremely common condition that many women (and even fathers) around the world experience. It can be brought on by a multitude of things from hormone changes, to lack of sleep, to feeling a loss of independence.

The good news is that postpartum depression is extremely treatable, especially when detected and treated early on.

Remember, this quiz is not a diagnostic tool. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat postpartum depression. This quiz is designed to assess your feelings and behaviors since having your baby and if needed, help point you in the right direction for seeking treatment.

It’s been more than two weeks since I gave birth and I still feel depressed.
I experience severe mood swings or am upset easily.
I cry excessively.
I experience difficulty bonding with my baby and think it doesn’t like me.
I have trouble socializing and make excuses to avoid seeing other people.
I have had trouble sleeping or sleep too much.
I feel a sense of overwhelming fatigue and have trouble with my energy levels.
I no longer get pleasure in the activities that once made me happy.
I fear that I’m not a good mother.
I feel guilty, ashamed, or inadequate.
I have thoughts of harming myself or my baby.
Overall, I am not happy since having my baby and it has been several months.

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