What are Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders?
A wonderful Psychologist named Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, said that PMAD is the ultimate challenge to find something meaningful from this illness and to find meaning in our lives.
PPSM's goal is to help the community feel empowered over this illness. To overcome the obstacles, the barriers, the shame and guilt. To speak up and bring awareness and understanding to PMADs so that all mothers, fathers, and families affected by this illness can get the help that they need and deserve.
Experts estimate about 80% of new mothers experience mood swings and weepiness during the first 2-3 weeks after giving birth. Sometimes called “the baby blues”, this is a normal adjustment period and resolves without any medical assistance.
If you are are more than two weeks postpartum, and you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, you may be suffering from a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Read more here…
Take this test: Do you have a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder?
Below is a list of symptoms that pertain to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. If you are struggling, or are experiencing any of the symptoms below, please speak with your healthcare provider.