Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
perinatal mood & anxiety disorders
A happy time filled with excitement and joy–that’s what many of us envision when someone is having a baby. However, for many parents, this is not a reality.
Depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy is an illness best described as a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD) and is as real as any other medical condition, like cancer, a broken leg or diabetes. Without help there can be serious consequences.
Want to learn more? Download a copy of our PMAD Insights magazine below, or check out our PMAD Resources in the green bar above.
PMAD encompasses mood and anxiety disorders from pregnancy until two years after a baby is born and includes depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PMAD is the most common complication of childbirth. If it goes untreated, there can be serious complications for moms, babies and families including:
- Disruption in mother-baby bonding
- Interruption in the infant’s development
- Family and relationship conflicts
- In serious cases, can lead to suicide or infanticide
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How Pine Rest Can Help
For immediate help, call our Contact Center at 800.678.5500. To schedule a new outpatient appointment, call 866.852.4001.