For Physicians and Health Care Providers
Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders affect an estimated 20% of women. This page provides resources and tools to identify PMD and support those affected by it.
What is PMD?
Perinatal or Postpartum Mood Disorders (PMD) include:
· PTSD, and
· Postpartum Psychosis
PMD can develop anytime during pregnancy or in the first year or after the birth of a baby.
Recent research has estimated that approximately 10% of fathers also experience postpartum depression.
When a partner has PMD, fathers are at much higher risk.