Levels and Effects of PPD

Perinatal and postpartum depressions can be separated into several levels – from postpartum depression and anxiety to postpartum psychosis.

Understanding the signs and symptoms of each level will help health care providers better understand how to treat each level of PPD.

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (PPD)

Symptoms

Risk Factors

Rate of Incidence

Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Symptoms

Risk Factors

Rate of Incidence

Postpartum Panic Disorder

Symptoms

Risk Factors

Rate of Incidence

Postpartum Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Symptoms

Risk Factors

Rate of Incidence

Postpartum Psychosis

Symptoms

Risk Factors

Rate of Incidence

If a pregnant woman or new mom is showing signs of psychosis, hospitalize her immediately! If it is an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number.

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PPD, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can result in:

In addition, mothers could show poor prenatal behaviors, poor parenting behaviors, symptoms lasting longer and an increase risk of relapse.

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