Postpartum depression

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What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth.

Common symptoms reported by people with postpartum depression

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for postpartum depression

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
469
Tried for
postpartum depression (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
224
Tried for
postpartum depression (1)

Data from patients with postpartum depression, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with postpartum depression

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for postpartum depression (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
postpartum depression (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
postpartum depression (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with postpartum depression, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has postpartum depression on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 1026 say postpartum depression is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 320
30s 785
40s 652
50s 449
60s 227
70+ 78
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 102
20-29 years 345
30-39 years 136
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 67
Female 2455

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 971
Not Diagnosed 866

These charts show data from postpartum depression patients who have completed their condition history
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