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What are the signs of postpartum depression?

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Baby bluesSigns and symptoms of the baby blues — which last only a few days or weeks — may include:Mood swings Anxiety Sadness Irritability Crying Decreased concentration Trouble sleeping Postpartum depressionPostpartum depression may appear to be the baby blues at first — but the signs and symptoms are more intense and longer lasting, eventually interfering with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks. Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression may include:Loss of appetite Insomnia Intense irritability and anger Overwhelming fatigue Loss of interest in sex Lack of joy in life Feelings of shame, guilt or inadequacy Severe mood swings Difficulty bonding with the baby Withdrawal from family and friends Thoughts of harming yourself or the baby Postpartum psychosisWith postpartum psychosis — a rare condition that typically develops within the first two weeks after delivery — the signs and symptoms are even more severe. Signs and symptoms of postpartum psychosis may include:Confusion and disorientation Hallucinations and delusions Paranoia Attempts to harm yourself or the baby

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