Postpartum Depression vs Baby Blues vs Postpartum PsychosisMar 27, 2019
This episode goes in-depth in differentiating between Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, and Postpartum Psychosis. Liz pulls from some of the best sources to look into this, as well as shares some of her relevant personal experiences.
The key things to pay attention to: how long are your symptoms lasting, and to what extent are your symptoms inhibiting your ability to care for your child/do normal things?
We talk about common postpartum symptoms like feeling you need to withdraw with friends and family, appetite, sleep, feelings of inadequacy, worry, energy loss, brain fog, crying and mood changes, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, sex drive etc--and where those fall on the spectrum of Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis.
The Mayo Clinic article Liz refers to and looks off of in this podcast episode is: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20376617
If you’re experiencing intrusive suicidal thoughts, tell someone, and reach out for help. Make sure you and your kids are safe.
Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide prevention online chat: https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
Definition of Postpartum Depression: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20376617
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*Disclaimer: Liz Langston is not a medical professional, and is not responsible for the actions or decisions of her podcast listeners. As always, if you think you may be depressed, please meet with your Ob/Gyn or current healthcare professional. Also, Liz does not necessarily recommend going about getting help exactly the way she did. Each individual’s journey is personal and may look different. Liz does not guarantee any of the same healing or positive results that she had, though she does believe that this podcast can be very helpful for mothers who are also working with their healthcare providers and life partners to get help and healing.