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Are mood swings, negative thinking, moroseness and loneliness after delivery indicative of postpartum depression?

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Dr. K. V. Anand

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Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 in Relationship
Question: hi doctor... I am Gagan and have delivered baby a month ago. I don't know if its relevant but I feel sad all the time... I can not even fake being happy... I feel I can never be happy and feel negative. I have no choice or interest in food... no interest in anything... and I m an extrovert person... peoples person ... active and now I have changed... I don't feel like meeting my friends ...
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Answered by Dr. K. V. Anand 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:

post partum blues

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Don't panic.

According to Medical statistics almost 20% of mothers goes through mood swings, negative thinking, lack of general interest, moroseness, lonely and disappointed after delivery. We call it post partum blues or post partum depression. This is common and therefore you don't have to worry.

The condition should clear off within another month or so. Worrying about it could worsen it.

You could consult your gynecologist for pharmacology treatment.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr K. V. Anand, Psychologist
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