postpartum

What are perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and do I have one?

What are perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and do I have one?

Many parents have heard of postpartum depression, but far fewer are aware that pregnancy and postpartum related mood and anxiety disorders can also include obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. As a result, some women don’t connect their change in mood or behavior with pregnancy or giving birth.