Dr Varma Deyalsingh

Doctor explains post-partum depression

Dr Varma Deyalsingh, secretary of the Association of Psychiatrists of T&T (APTT) said Wednesday that post partum depression (PPD) was feelings of depression in a woman after birth. 

He said it may occur soon after delivery usually the first three months of delivery and up to one year after delivery and occurs in ten to twenty per cent of women.

Deyalsingh said symptoms of depression should be discussed with family members and family doctor to determine severity and ways and means of managing it.