Post Natal Depression
Refers to a range of mental conditions characterized by persistent low mood, absence of positive affect, and a range of associated emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioural symptoms. Women who are pregnant or postnatal can develop or have the same mental health problems as other adults.
Depression in the postnatal period can occur at any time within a year after birth. Some common misconceptions about depression in the postnatal period are that symptoms and effects are less severe than depression at other times, it will go away by itself, and that it is entirely due to hormonal changes.
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