Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a type of mood disorder associated with childbirth, which can affect both sexes. Symptoms may include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability, and changes in sleeping or eating patterns. Onset is typically between one week and one month following childbirth
It has been estimated to affect around 15% of women after childbirth.
Like, the causes of Postpartum Depression (a.k.a. Postnatal Depression) are currently unknown.
Hormonal and physical changes, personal and family history of depression, and the stress of caring for a new baby may be factors. Vitamin B12 deficiency and an underactive thyroid may also sometimes be triggers.
Further info UK Royal College of Psychiatrists