Items Tagged ‘baby blues’

Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

July 16, 2019

Postpartum Depression: Early Diagnosis and Treatment are Key

By uclahealth uclahealth

During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks. But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition­­, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the […]

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Tags: baby blues, hormones, mood swings, postpartum, postpartum blues, postpartum depression, sleep deprivation


Ask the Doctors - How worried should I be about my wife's 'baby blues'?

March 15, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worried should I be about my wife’s ‘baby blues’?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: It’s been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression? Congratulations on welcoming a new baby! Your lives have undergone an […]

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Tags: Anxiety, baby, baby blues, childbirth, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, estrogen, hopelessness, infancy, major depression, mild depression, mood swings


Emotional challenges may accompany birth of a baby

January 16, 2018

Emotional challenges may accompany birth of a baby

By uclahealth uclahealth

The arrival of a baby can come with a host of emotions. Sometimes, those include anxiety or sadness. The term “baby blues” is often used to describe these postpartum feelings. Baby blues are very common and are not the result of weakness or character flaws. Having the blues should never cause an individual to feel […]

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Tags: baby blues, depression in new moms, emotions, newborn, post partum depression, premenstrual syndrome, UCLA Maternal Mental Health Program


The truth about depression: Sorting fact from fiction

May 5, 2016

The truth about depression: Sorting fact from fiction

By uclahealth uclahealth

May is Mental Health Month, and it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge of depression — a condition that affects millions of Americans. Can you sort the facts from the myths? Sadness is common, but major depression is rare. FICTION. In fact, major depression is one of the most common mental health […]

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Tags: antidepressants, baby blues, cognitive therapy, depression, electroconvulsive therapy, interpersonal therapy, mental health, mood disorders, Outpatient Mood Disorders Program, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, stress