Not available September 7? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.Pregnancy and childbirth are life-altering events, and it is not uncommon for postpartum mood disturbances to impact the mental health of new mothers.
Studies suggest that ADHD increases the risk for experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMD), a form of postpartum depression (PPD), which are often triggered by dramatic hormonal fluctuations, inadequate sleep, and the new and relentless demands of caring for an infant.
Postpartum symptoms may also exacerbate ADHD symptoms in some women and can impact the wellbeing of the entire family.It is profoundly important that providers who work with new parents and families identify, understand, and support the signs and symptoms of PPD and PPMD, including attention to adequate sleep and other self-care basics, in the earliest stage of infant-parent attachment and provide treatment.Read more on additudemag.com