• Postpartum Depression Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

When affected person exhibits severe symptoms and they last for at least two weeks POSTPARTUM Depression is suspected. Certain tests are very useful to diagnose Postpartum Depression.

  • History Taking : A doctor will note down in detail all symptoms including your behaviour, frequency of symptoms.
  • Family history : A careful evaluation of family history is also a guide to diagnosis.
  • Evaluation : A physical exam is conducted to rule out any physical disease or endocrine diseases.
  • Laboratory tests : There will be certain tests to distinguish from other diseases like thyroid, diabetes. Also, it will give a better understanding of cause and prognosis of POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.
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