Signs of Postpartum Depression
Postpartum psychosis is very severe and includes all the symptoms of PPD along with symptoms of psychosis. It is extremely rare, but it is imperative for symptoms to be recognized right away. Symptoms can include paranoia, hallucinations or delusions, confused or irrational thinking, refusal to eat, memory loss, and attempts to harm self or baby. Onset of postpartum psychosis is rapid and usually occurs within the first two to three weeks of birth. New mothers and their support system should be aware of symptoms of postpartum psychosis and postpartum depression and work together to advocate treatment.