Signs of PND/PPD

Symptoms of Postnatal Depression (PND)

The severity of PND depends on the number of symptoms, their intensity & the extent to which they interfere with normal functioning. PND tends to be characterised by a combination of the following symptoms. The combination & severity of symptoms will be different for every woman, resulting in many different appearances of PND.

  • Sleep disturbance unrelated to baby’s sleep needs
  • Appetite disturbance
  • Crying or not being able to cry
  • Inability to cope
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Negative, morbid or obsessive thoughts
  • Fear of being alone or fear of being with others
  • Memory difficulties & loss of concentration
  • Feeling guilty and inadequate
  • Loss of confidence & self-esteem
  • Thoughts of harm to self, baby or suicide
Source: PANDA website
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