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Postpartum psychology

EThe postpartum period is a risk for the onset, relapse or recurrence of psychiatric and psychological disorders, especially those related to mood.

One of the most common psychological disorders in this period is postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is expressed with the same symptoms as depression, but it starts after the first 4 weeks postpartum.

Most common reactions

  • Sadness / depressed mood
  • Lack of enthusiasm for things in general and the particular baby
  • Guilt about not being able to watch the baby as they would like
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Decreased ability to concentrate
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Fear of losing control and hurting the baby
  • Feelings of rejection towards the baby

What can happen if left untreated

  • The worsening state of the mother's emotional
  • Lack of adaptation to changes of parenthood
  • Alteration of mother-child bond
  • Decreased quality of relationships between mother and son

In general, it is important to help women adapt to new strategies for equipping period to the next stage and its future in an appropriate manner.


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