Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth. Mothers with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that may make it difficult for them to care for themselves or their child.
Pregnancy and the postpartum period are frequently considered a time of great joy. Therefore, when a woman experiences depression, anxiety, or symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, it can be a time of great confusion, self-criticism and even shame. It can also be immensity difficult to ask for help and find time to get the support you need.
Dr. Kristin Lindquist specializes in the treatment of Postpartum depression and adjustment.