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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Postpartum Depression

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

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Postpartum Depression (5) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Postpartum Depression (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)

Data from patients with Postpartum Depression, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Postpartum Depression

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Postpartum Depression (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Bruxism (teeth grinding) 4 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Postpartum Depression (5) Depressed mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Hangover effect 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Postpartum Depression (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Loss of sex drive (libido)
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Postpartum Depression (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drug interactions Muscle spasms in legs
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Postpartum Depression (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Seizures
How many evaluations
4
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sex drive (libido) decreased Tiredness
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Postpartum Depression (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Postpartum Depression (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sex drive (libido) decreased Upset stomach
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Low blood pressure 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Weight gain
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)

Data from patients with Postpartum Depression, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Postpartum Depression on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 163
30s 484
40s 500
50s 297
60s 126
70+ 31

Sex

Distribution of sex

96% Female
4% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 96
20-29 years 301
30-39 years 113
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 909
Not Diagnosed 840

These charts show data from Postpartum Depression patients who have completed their condition history
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