Postpartum Depression Verses Postpartum Blues

Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), Psychologist, discusses postpartum depression vs. blues.

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Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), Psychologist, discusses postpartum depression vs. blues.
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Featuring Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK)

Duration: 33 seconds

Postpartum period is a high-risk period for experiencing psychiatric symptoms.

The most common symptoms women experience during the postpartum period are what we call postpartum blues. However, a number of women also experience more serious conditions such as postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis or manic episodes.

If you have more questions about this, please make sure to speak with your family physician or a psychiatrist. Postpartum period is a high-risk period for experiencing psychiatric symptoms.

The most common symptoms women experience during the postpartum period are what we call postpartum blues. However, a number of women also experience more serious conditions such as postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis or manic episodes.

If you have more questions about this, please make sure to speak with your family physician or a psychiatrist.

Presenter: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Psychiatrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Psychiatrist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.