Postpartum depression has been on my mind lately as we had a recent discussion on it in our MotherTalkers Facebook group. And while I was never diagnosed with PPD, I was diagnosed with PMDD — a pre-menstrual mood disorder that caused me to be angry, weepy for no reason, paranoid that I was “damaging” my babies, and overall hopeless, without fail, a week before my period. I still take Celexa for it. (Thank God!)
That said, PPD, PMDD and similar mood disorders are not uncommon in new moms, and the New York Times published two excellent articles on it here and here. I urge you to take a read and pass along to any struggling new moms!
How are you today? What else is in the news?