Postpartum Depression?

Question by zZretlaV: Postpartum depression?
Ok so, i have a struggle here, im single child almost 18 years old, living with my mom and dad. Well my dad is a seafarer and he has 3-3 month contracts.

So the issue. My mom sometimes (once or twice a month) gets all brain dead- “drunk” and depressed. Never in front of my dad tho, but no problem doing it when im home. Saying stupid things that dont really have logic. There is no point in reasoning with her because its like u talk to a wall, its like she isnt even listening. U can see her brain go down to 10% processing every question and asking twice like she doesn’t hear…. i know its best thing to just walk away because when i try to get some information from her, and try to reason with her usually it ends up that i get so pissed off on how can someone be so irrational…

Anyway i thought to my self that it was those times of month i think, but it turns out it isnt.

Right now shes having this depressed thing..and i did some goggling and found out it resembles alot to this so called “”Postpartum depression”” and that this is condition that needs to be treated?

Is the best thing to just look away each time she gets in this stupid mood…or what. Once i told her about her depressed mood the day after and she negate it like im saying nonsense….so i pretty much just washed my hands of from all this.

Few times i found out why shes all “depressed”, usually some generally depressing thoughts, her best friend getting cancer, her getting older, her 86 yea old mom getting old….

Yes ok those things are depressing but not that she has to get all super depressed and irrational like i mentioned up there.

So is this “Postpartum depression” and what should i do?

Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by Catherine
Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a type of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, typically after childbirth. Studies report prevalence rates among women from 5% to 25%, but methodological differences among the studies make the actual prevalence rate unclear. Among men, in particular new fathers, the incidence of postpartum depression has been estimated to be between 1% and 25.5%.Postpartum depression occurs in women after they have carried a child. Symptoms include sadness, fatigue, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, reduced libido, crying episodes, anxiety, and irritability. Although a number of risk factors have been identified, the causes of PPD are not well understood. Many women recover with a treatment consisting of a support group or counseling.

Tyra Banks Show – Postpartum Depression — Show on postpartum depression and anxiety.

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