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Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help

Some women notice symptoms of depression starting to arise when they begin having children. Common symptoms of depression include: disrupted sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, lack of energy, a feeling of emptiness, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, the tendency to overeat or a loss of appetite, and even thoughts of suicide. It’s important not to ignore these symptoms, both for the woman’s sake and for the sake of her child. From the moment they’re born, babies look to their parents’ faces for a response. Studies have proven that babies born to women who suffer from depression have higher levels of stress hormones, as well as with other neurological and behavioral differences.

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