Postpartum Depression
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Sometime within a year of giving birth, have you noticed about yourself (or a new mother you are observing) that you seem (she seems) to ...
1. feel restless or irritable?
2. feel sad, hopeless, and overwhelmed?
3. cry a lot?
4. have no energy or no emotion?
5. eat too little or too much?
6. sleep too little or too much?
7. have trouble focusing, remembering, or making decisions?
8. feel worhtless and guilty?
9. have lost interest or pleasure in activities?
10. have withdrawn from family and friends?
11. have headaches, chest pains, heart palpitations (the heart beats fast and feels like it is skipping beats), or hyperventilation (fast, shallow breathing)?
12. be afraid of hurting the baby or yourself?
13. have little or no interest in the baby?

Total 'Yes' (out of 13 possible)
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