- Feb 25, 2012
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PPD: Postpartum depression
PPS/PPP: Postpartum psychosis. Both abbreviations are used.
The first FDA approved treatment for postpartum depression just came out in 2019. 1990-2000 is “relatively new” i.e. recent, as compared to other known medical conditions. Mental health has not gotten the attention it’s deserved until recent years; “recent” being subjective, but within the last 30’ish years is what I’m referring to. Many people still don’t recognize mental health issues as legit medical issues.
PPD and PPS are not one and the same. Not all PPD is also PPS.
Yes, the first FDA-approved medication "specifically" for PPD was approved in 2019 but other medications (i.e. anti-anxiety) were used to treat symptoms long before then. Hmmm... interesting to know about that PPS abbreviation... I guess it means "postpartum psychiatric syndrome" or something. Thanks for the info.