Postpartum This Emotional Life - PBS

Postpartum Mood Disorders


Postpartum mood disorders cause distress for parents during what they anticipated would be a joyful time.

In addition, PPMDs can affect children’s development if left untreated. There are six postpartum mood disorders: postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety disorder, postpartum bipolar disorder, postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder, and postpartum psychosis. New parents and their children don’t have to suffer without help. Good treatments, resources, and support are available.

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