By Vu Vuong, MD
Dr. Vuong discusses the symptoms of postpartum depression. It is a common condition and between 5-10% of women have symptoms. It is an under recognized condition. The symptoms include fatigue, low energy, irritability, and crying spells. These symptoms are the same as clinical depression, but postpartum depression begins within 4 weeks postpartum while clinical depression could start 12 months after delivery. Postpartum depression is more serious than the “baby blues.”
Dr. Vuong practices at Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank. He can be reached at (504) 391-8896.