Common symptoms of perinatal depression

Patients with perinatal depression may present with some or many of the following:
Depressed mood and energy
Impaired appetite or overeating
Either excessive sleep or insomnia
Feelings of unworthiness
Panic attacks
Worrying constantly about the well-being of the baby, engaging in obsessive or ritualistic activities
Being afraid to leave the house
Feeling numb, wooden, and void of feelings
Indifferent mood, with neither joy nor sadness
No attachment or interest in the baby
Hopelessness or thoughts of harming self or baby
Somatic complaints
Presentation of vague and continuous body symptoms that persist for weeks, including headaches, body pains, feeling of racing heart, constant fatigue
Active anger and resentment of the baby
Constant irritability and negative mood