When we think of postpartum mental health challenges, we often think of depression and sadness. But postpartum issues can present in many ways; people can experience anxiety, rage, or OCD-type symptoms, together with or separate from depression.
If you or someone you know is going through any of these challenges, talk to a doctor, public health nurse, or counsellor. Recognizing the range of postpartum symptoms is the first step in seeking help.
"There’s actually a spectrum of symptoms and illnesses that fall under the umbrella of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. However, because they don’t get the same limelight as depression, women who are struggling with them can feel even more broken, or hesitant to reach out for help."