There is no one test that definitively indicates that someone has PPD. Therefore, health care providers diagnose this disorder by gathering comprehensive medical, family, and mental health history. Patients tend to benefit when the health care provider takes into account their client's entire life and background. This includes, but is not limited to, the person's gender, sexual orientation, cultural, religious, ethnic background, and socioeconomic status. The health care professional will also either perform a physical examination or request that the individual's primary care doctor perform one. The medical examination will usually include lab tests to evaluate the person's general health and as part of screening the individual for medical conditions that might contribute to mental health symptoms.
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Radical acceptance is about realizing you don’t have to exhaust yourself trying to fight reality. Even if reality sucks. It’s about accepting the present moment. Recognizing what is. Figuring out which parts of the problem you have control over and which parts you really don’t. Radical acceptance is about going forward in spite of .
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Family and friends of a postpartum mom can be sources of great support. They may be the first to notice that she is struggling with sad feelings or suffering from postpartum depression. If she is neglecting her baby or her mental health is suffering, family and friends can encourage her to seek psychiatric help. They can help by caring for the baby or helping out with tasks around the house. Family and friends can offer emotional support, too.