Perinatal Mood Disorders

The entire period of pregnancy up to one year after delivery is described as the perinatal period.  Most women experience some mixed feelings during and after childbirth, which gradually diminish.  Some women, however, experience sadness, anxiety, depression, frustration, and other disturbing emotions.  Visit this site from the NJ Department of Health for more information about Perinatal Anxiety, Perinatal Depression, Postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Postpartum Panic Disorder, Postpartum Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Postpartum Psychosis. You can also view this site in Spanish and Creole.