Myths About Postpartum Depression
Debunking the Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinformation About Postpartum Depression:
- PPD is a real medical disorder. It doesn't mean the woman wasn't cut out
to be a mom or that she didn't want her baby.
- PPD is treatable. Moms who are treated for PPD are just as likely to become
"good mothers" as those who were not affected by PPD.
- If you are given an anti-depressant, or are referred for counseling, it
doesn't mean you are crazy.† On the contrary, it means you are being responsible
and taking care of a potentially serious medical illness.
- If you have PPD once, you may have it again (50% chance), but not necessarily.†
If you have it again, it may vary in severity.
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Created: 10/17/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.
PPD is a real medical disorder. It doesnít mean the woman wasnít cut out to be a mom or that she didnít want her baby.