Signs and Symptoms: Postpartum Depression

Signs someone may be experiencing Postpartum Depression

  • Sadness
  • Chronic crying
  • Unexplained physical complaints
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleep disturbances (other than baby waking)
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Poor concentration or focus
  • A feeling of detachment from baby
  • Feeling angry and/or irritable
  • Hopelessness and helplessness
  • Feeling totally OVERWHELMED
  • Lack of feelings towards the baby
  • Inability to take care of self, baby, or family
  • Loss of interest, joy, or pleasure
  • Isolation
  • Thinking: “This doesn’t feel like me”
  • Mood swings
  • Feelings of worthlessness

Postpartum Depression is treatable and curable. It can occur during pregnancy or anytime in the first year of parenthood. Mothers and fathers are both susceptible.

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please contact your health care provider or reach out to the therapists at The Catalyst Center.

You are not alone. We can help.


300 South Jackson Street, Suite 520

Denver, CO 80209

Thanks to Dr. Katie Godfrey for compiling this information

The Catalyst Center is a group practice specializing in the prevention and treatment of postpartum depression, anxiety, and trauma reactions.


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