A new version of the Depression Diagnosis Scale has been developed that is used to diagnose postpartum depressive symptoms in Australia.
Depression and Postpartum Depression are not the same.
A postpartums depression is characterized by feeling sad and hopeless, and is generally not a cause for worry or anxiety, but rather a sign that the woman is feeling distressed.
Depressed people can also experience mood swings and mood-related symptoms, which are more common in women.
The new Depression Diagnostic Scale is a good tool for diagnosing postpartUM depression, but it does not provide a complete picture of what is going on in women’s minds and body.
“It does not have the same diagnostic power as a clinical depression scale, so it does need to be used in combination with other treatments to make a more accurate diagnosis,” Dr John Fung, who is a psychiatrist at the University of NSW, said.
“What we’ve learned about depression is that there are some symptoms that can be quite common in people with depression but it’s not always clear which ones are actually symptoms of depression.”
He said the new Depression diagnostic scale has the potential to help identify women who are depressed, and may be able to identify some people who are at risk of depression.
“The new depression diagnostic scale is a very useful tool for identifying some of the more common symptoms of postpartumiary depression, and it can help to identify women at risk,” Dr Fung said.
He said that it also could help women who have had a depressive episode, and could help them get back on their feet.
“When you’re having a depressive crisis and your mood changes suddenly, and suddenly you’re feeling sad, and you don’t have that depression, you can be a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder and that can lead to a depressive relapse,” Dr. Fung added.
“You can get back into a good place and then you might feel like, ‘Well, I’m not depressed anymore.'”‘
Not everything is about the depression’Depression symptoms can range from feeling depressed and hopeless to feeling very irritable, irritable and anxious.
But not everyone feels the same way.
“A lot of the time, postpartumm depression is a really self-limiting symptom,” Dr Michael Rundle, a psychiatrist and lecturer at the Faculty of Health and Mental Health Sciences at the Sydney University of Technology, said in an interview with the ABC.
“If you’re in a happy and healthy relationship, you’ll feel very happy and you’ll have no mood swings, and that’s a really important distinction.”
He added that some women might experience depressive symptoms but that they can still be functioning.
Dr Rundle said women with depressive symptoms can be at higher risk of developing other psychiatric disorders.
He also said that some postpartumbital depressive symptoms may be self-limited and they do not necessarily indicate depression.
He is not sure if this means women with depression symptoms are less likely to get a clinical diagnosis of postmenopausal depression.
But Dr Rundle suggested that it is possible that there could be more reasons for postpartumpers to feel depressed.
“I think it’s just a combination of things,” he said.
“If you have symptoms, that could be something else that is causing it.”
He advised women who may be at risk to talk to their GP or mental health service.
“We know there are different levels of depression in women, and we know that the prevalence is higher in women who’ve had a prior diagnosis of depression and a previous history of depression,” he added.
Dr Fung is not suggesting that all postpartumps symptoms are the same, but he is encouraging women to seek out treatment if they feel they have symptoms.
“Sometimes we do need to remind ourselves that postpartumping depression is not just a symptom of postnatal depression.
It’s also a symptom that’s associated with a wide range of other conditions that affect a woman’s mental health,” he explained.”
Postpartum women, they have all these other issues that can cause them to feel anxious and depressed, so a postpartumarum depressive disorder is a symptom rather than a disease.”
He stressed that women who feel depressed may not be at a higher risk for developing other mental health conditions.
“In terms of women who might be experiencing depression postpartup, that might not be the case,” he concluded.