The link between postpartum depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
There is a link between postpartum depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), as both conditions are thought to be related to changes in hormone levels.
Many women who experience PMDD also experience postpartum depression, and some research suggests that the two conditions may share common risk factors.
Postpartum depression is a type of depression that occurs after giving birth. It is thought to be related to the rapid drop in hormone levels that occurs after delivery.
PMDD is a more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that occurs in the week or two before menstruation. Like postpartum depression, it is thought to be related to hormonal changes.
It is important for women who are experiencing postpartum depression or PMDD to seek treatment from a healthcare professional.
Both conditions can be managed with a combination of medication and therapy.