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#1 of 5 Old 10-30-2010, 04:14 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm not implying that's all there is to it, not by any means.

I am just reading about the highly sensitive temperatment, and, for myself, I see it relating to my depression, in several ways and wonder what everyone else's scores are.

I posted the quiz on my blog, if you are interested.

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I got 17. I would agree that I'm highly sensitive. smile.gif

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I got 20, and yes, I agree and am told I am sensitive

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Yes, I would say that being highly sensitive is one of the symptoms

mommies experience with postnatal depression.


To be able to recognize other symptoms of this condition and get

help right away, here are some important steps I could share with



1.  Notice your mood. If you find yourself frequently feeling sad

or crying for no reason following the birth, it could be a symptom

of postpartum depression.


2.  Keep track of your sleep patterns. If you have disrupted and

restless sleep because of anxiety over the baby, then you should

speak to a doctor.


3. Examine your feelings. Feelings of rejection, hopelessness and

loss are all symptoms of postpartum depression. Thoughts of death

and suicide are all common in women suffering from this condition.

4. Note your energy level. If you have a lack of energy and no

interest in sex following the birth of your child, you may have

postpartum depression.


I hope this helps.


Here's a cool article that you might find helpful:How to Build Awareness in Postpartum Depression.

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I got an 18 and did go through postpartum depression. I also went through some major depression in college. I know I'm a sensitive person and for the most part I'm alright with that. I think it is closely entangled with depression for myself if I get really overstimulated on a constant basis I dive deep within myself. It's taken a lot of work to learn how not to get stuck there, which, for me was so much of my depression. Being stuck in such a deep retreat within myself. Not sure if that makes sense. :)

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