Postpartum depression has no one particular cause and no one set of symptoms. It affects each woman differently, so it can be hard to identify early on.
Despite the individual nature of postpartum depression, there are some specific and important risk factors to keep in mind as you assess yourself.
Whether you are thinking of becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant or have recently given birth, there are ways to help predict if you are at risk of developing postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression and its many forms are serious conditions. Recognizing signs, symptoms and risk factors as soon as possible will greatly improve your recovery chances.
Below is a helpful quiz you can take to tell if you may be at risk for developing postpartum depression. Answer “yes” or “no” to all of the following questions that are applicable to you.