Postpartum depression (PPD) is thought to be a form of major depression. This is due to the similarity of symptoms in the two conditions. About 10 percent of new mothers develop postpartum depression. It is most common in women who have already experienced some form of depressive illness. Most women suffer from a down feeling the first few days after giving birth. However, those with postpartum depression experience symptoms that are more prolonged, severe, and disabling. If not treated, postpartum depression can last for months or years.
Are you depressed?
We all feel fed up sometimes but these feelings usually last for a couple of days or weeks at the most. Perhaps you have been feeling like this for longer.
We have designed a test to give you some indication.