19 Signs Someone May be Experiencing Postpartum Depression

  1. Sadness
  2. Chronic crying
  3. Unexplained physical complaints
  4. Suicidal thoughts
  5. Appetite changes
  6. Sleep disturbances (other than baby waking)
  7. Rapid weight gain or loss
  8. Poor concentration or focus
  9. A feeling of detachment from baby
  10. Feeling angry and/or irritable
  11. Hopelessness and helplessness
  12. Feeling totally OVERWHELMED
  13. Lack of feelings towards the baby
  14. Inability to take care of self, baby, or family
  15. Loss of interest, joy, or pleasure
  16. Isolation
  17. Thinking: “This doesn’t feel like me”
  18. Mood swings
  19. Feelings of worthlessness

Postpartum Depression is treatable and curable. It can occur during pregnancy or anytime in the first year of parenthood. Mothers and fathers are both susceptible.

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please contact your health care provider or reach out to the therapists at The Catalyst Center.

You are not alone. We can help.


300 South Jackson Street, Suite 520, Denver, CO 80209

Thanks to Dr. Katie Godfrey for compiling this information!

The Catalyst Center is a group practice specializing in the prevention and treatment of postpartum depression, anxiety, and trauma reactions.


Katie Godfrey

Dr. Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment where her clients can experience being deeply cared for as they work together to transform their lives. In her over ten years of clinical experience her clients have often told her that they value how genuine she is with them, and appreciates how she balances challenging them to grow with supporting them. She works with clients on a wide variety of issues, and has specialized training in several areas of expertise including helping her clients heal from trauma with EMDR and treating postpartum depression and anxiety.