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What You Need To Know About Postpartum Mental Health

5. Postpartum Anxiety And Depression Are Different Things
Often times these two conditions have similar symptoms, such as irritability and fear that something bad will happen to your baby. Postpartum depression has been studied since the 70s, but what experts are finding is that the anxiety part of depression can actually be postpartum anxiety on its own — a separate occurrence and separate diagnosis.

But it’s also important to know that if you have depression, you’re more likely to experience anxiety as well. The difference between the two can mean a difference in treatment, so it’s important to be accurately diagnosed.