To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of postpartum depression we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow postpartum depression to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind postpartum depression consists of three steps:
|EFA 3 Need||3%||Ruled out|
Postpartum Depression. Have you experienced depression after childbirth?
Possible responses:→ No / not applicable / don't know
→ Mild - I had the 'baby blues', disappeared quickly
→ Moderate - I had some trouble bonding with my baby
→ Serious - it was hard to love/care for my child
→ Severe - I had delusions and/or harmed my child
Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression.