Baby blues is an illness that is incorporated with postpartum depression but the latter is much severe compared to the first. It is a form of depression that is usually seen in women who just had born a child.
Overview of Postpartum Depression Research
There are a lot of researches that described this illness as a disorder that will make you feel unhappy, down in the dumps, sad, depressed and suffer. It is very common that a woman will experience this kind of condition once in her lifetime. Although there are a lot of manifestations that this disorder can bring, the main point that is very alarming about it is anger management. This will cause the woman to be annoyed all the time and even can be observed s a feeling of happiness and angriness. Moreover, it also comes with different stages from low, moderate to serious.
There are also some cases where major effects can be felt especially when the women just gave birth. The researches that are inclined to postpartum depression also deals with the explanation on why the patient will feel anxiousness, sleep disorder, difficulty to focus, guilt feeling, irritability, and constant crying and a feeling of sadness. These symptoms will manifest for weeks or even months compared to baby blues which will fade away in less than a week. Moreover, these feelings can even extend up to years if left untreated. There are also some claims which point to hormone alternation as one of the factor that made them act this way. But no matter what cause it might have, it is up to the family and close friends and love ones of the patient to help her recover on this situation because she will need it a lot and she can’t do it all by herself. There are also some research results that shows medications to be an effective way in treating this kind of depression.
If you are suffering from serious depression after giving birth, you are sure to need some treatment. Researches claim that this happens between 4 weeks after delivery and it can extend up to months and even years if left with no action at all. The symptoms are very similar to baby blues which inhibit the feeling of being hopeless, unhappy, fussiness and anxiety but then again it is much more powerful and will tend to last long too. Postpartum depression will also tend to hinder her from doing her everyday activities. And if she can’t function well in her responsibilities, it will lead to more frustrations in her part that is why to avoid it from worsening treatment should be done with haste.
There is what we call a postpartum mental disease but it is a good thing to know that this disease is lees common compared to postpartum depression. Only 3 out of 1000 women will have this kind of mental disease. There are also researches that show 1-2 out of the three can be cured through psychosis and any other medication effectively. There are some people who claim that the decrease of thyroid level made it possible for postpartum psychosis to happen. It happens between 4 weeks after the delivery and will also manifest almost the same symptom as postpartum depression but only with more severity and will last even more than you expected it to be.