The impact of postnatal depression

The tragic case of Felicia Boots, who killed both her children in May 2012 highlights the importance of getting treatment for postnatal depression. As professor Louise Howard writes in a recent article in the Telegraph “A new baby can turn your life upside down – sleepless nights, endless feeding and nappies – suddenly your life is no longer your own and you feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility for this new addition to the family.”
Symptoms of postnatal depression include:
• Difficulty sleeping even when your baby is
• Bouts of feeling low and emotional highs
• Lack of enjoyment or interest in things you previously enjoyed
• Extreme fatigue and tearfulness
• Irritability
• Anxiety
• Negative thoughts and a sense of hopelessness about the future
The original article by professor Louise Howard:

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