Postpartum "Blues":occurs in 50-80%, onset usually between day 3 and day 14 postpartum, symptoms may persist from several days to a few weeks.
-occurs in 50-80%
-onset usually between day 3 and day 14 postpartum
-symptoms may persist from several days to a few weeks
-occurs in 8-15%, 20% of those with postpartum blues develop depression
-onset is usually insidious although it can be rapid, and can occur any time in the first year
-may last from 3 to 14 months, most recover within 1 year
Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
-3%-5% of new mothers may develop obsessive symptoms
Postpartum Panic Disorder
-may occur in up to 10% of postpartum women
-occurs in 1-2/1000, this disorder has a 5% suicide and 4% infanticide rate
REQUIRES IMMEDIATE HOSPITALIZATION
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