Signs of postpartum depression

The following checklist can help you know whether you have some of the common symptoms.

Only a trained health care provider or mental health professional can diagnose postpartum depression. However, the following checklist can help you know whether you have some of the common symptoms.

Check the statements that sound familiar to you. If you mark more than one symptom, speak with your health care provider.

During the past week:

¤ I have not been able to see the funny side of things.

¤ I have not looked forward to the things I usually enjoy.

¤ I have often blamed myself for things that were not my fault.

¤ I have been nervous or worried for no good reason.

¤ I have felt scared or panicked for no good reason.

¤ Things have been getting on my nerves so much that I cannot cope.

¤ I have been so sad that I have had difficulty sleeping.

¤ I have been so sad that I have been crying.

¤ The thought of harming myself, my baby or others has occurred to me.


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