Postpartum depression symptoms

Dr. Shamsah Amersi, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, shares advice on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression in new mothers, and lists common emotions and behaviors to be aware of.
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Postpartum depression symptoms

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Postpartum depression is a severe, long lasting depression that occurs after the birth of the child. It starts out as baby blues, but the symptoms are much more intense and severe. The symptoms include severe mood swings, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, difficulty enjoying anything, withdrawing, and wanting to be isolated. Having symptoms of feeling shameful, guilty, and worthless. Some patients have symptoms so severe that they have thoughts of harming themselves or their baby. They ultimately, feel completely inadequate to care for this child.


Dr. Shamsah Amersi, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, shares advice on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression in new mothers, and lists common emotions and behaviors to be aware of.

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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.

 

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