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PTSD Postpartum

“APPROXIMATELY 9% of women experience postpartum PTSD following child birth.”

Trauma and Domestic Violence

“85% of domestic violence victims are women.”*

Trauma and Domestic Violence

“Domestic/dating violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to get power over the other. Including: physical violence or threat of physical violence to get control, emotional or mental abuse and sexual abuse.”*


“Anxiety during pregnancy also increases with some evidence of panic attack improving during the fourth trimester. Yet the risk of developing new onset or symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) significantly increases.​”

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

“PMDD must include at least 5 symptoms during that week and remitting after onset of menses.”

Postpartum Depression

“With studies showing 10 to 15% of women experiencing postpartum depression, or PPD, a longer-lasting and more pervasive type of mood disorder. “

PPD Genetics

“The occurrence of these disorders triples during the postpartum period in women predisposed genetically or environmentally to risk factors that exacerbate these disorder. “


“Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to develop depressive disorders.”


“Beginning at adolescents, women face an increased risk for mental illness.”


“Hormones alone may treat hot flashes but symptoms of agitation, sleep disturbances, and mood instability may continue. “


“Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression increases the risk of new onset and recurrence of a major depressive episode during the perimenopausal cycle of a women’s life. “


“Studies show that depression accounts for the greatest burden of disease among all mental health problems, and is expected to be the second-highest of all general health problems by 2020. “

Anxiety and Depression

“Anxiety and depression are the two most regularly diagnosed and treated disorders in mental illness. “


“Between 50-85% of new mothers experience a brief postpartum period of tearfulness and anxiety, termed the “postpartum blues.”

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

“Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is defined as symptoms that occur during the week before menses and interferes with daily life functioning. ”

*This information was taken from (