Perinatal Depression can be seen as a Mother not Functioning at their Best.
Prenatal and postpartum difficulties may occur in the infant-mother relationship at any point and can involve sleep disorders, sadness, low energy, eating disorders, fears and even psychosis.
Research has shown that Postpartum Disorders are Multi-factorial in their Origin
Prenatal and postpartum disorders originate from both genetics and human relationships. The quality of community and family support can interact in a positive way with the other factors.
Dr. Carolyn Steinberg