Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Depression after Childbirth Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have postpartum depression and any of the following:

  • Worsening depression
    • Thoughts of harming yourself
    • Thoughts of harming your baby
    • Thoughts of harming someone else
  • Inability to take care of your baby
  • Inability to take prescribed medications
  • Violent behavior

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Depression after Childbirth References
  1. Dennis CL, Creedy D. Psychosocial and psychological interventions for preventing postpartum depression. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD001134. [15495008]
  2. Horowitz JA, Goodman JH. Identifying and treating postpartum depression. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2005 Mar-Apr;34(2):264-73. [15781605]
  3. Perfetti J, Clark R, Fillmore CM. Postpartum depression: identification, screening, and treatment. WMJ. 2004;103(6):56-63. [15622821]
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