Disease Information for Post-partum depression

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Sexual dysfunction
Apathy/Indifference
Daytime Sleepiness
Delirium
Loss of libido,women
Delusions
Depressed/discouraged/sad
Dysphoria
Emotional outbursts/tantrums/Hot temper
Feeling of worthlessness/guilt
Indecisiveness
Loss of pleasure/anhedonia/sex or food
Low Frustration tolerance Adult
Low self-esteem
Preoccupation with death/suicide
Psychiatric manifestations/problems/difficulties
Suicidal depression
Suicide ideation/plans
Chronic Fatigue
Listlessness/lassitude
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Postpartum Persistent Anxiety then Depression
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Woman
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Population/Female-only/limit
Population/Woman patient
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
URINE 5-Hyroxyindole acetic acid
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Placental CRH (Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Hallucinations
Psychosis
Secondary Psychosis/Symptomatic
Suicide attempt/suicidal/suicide
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Ovary/uterus/female genital (category)
Process
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Mood disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Psychoses disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
PROCESS/Relational/psychiatric (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/SSRI Indication
Definition

Depression in women occurring usually within four weeks after the delivery of a child. The degree of depression ranges from mild transient depression to neurotic or psychotic depressive disorders. (From DSM-IV, p386)

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