SSDI And Postpartum Depression

Having a newborn baby can be an exciting and overwhelming experience full of intense feelings of joy, anticipation, and anxiety. Some women also experience what is commonly called the baby blues, which includes some mood swings, sadness, and frustration which are all expected reactions to a sudden change like having newborn. However, some women experience a more serious condition that lasts long after the baby blues usually fade away. Known as postpartum depression, this unexpected depression following the birth of a child can be upsetting, and in some cases may even be disabling.

If you are suffering from postpartum depression and are in need of disability benefits, the Indianapolis Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, can help. To speak with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about disability benefits, contact us at 317-634-8565.

Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

If you believe you or someone you love is suffering from postpartum depression, the good news is that it is not a permanent condition and can be treated. Some of the common symptoms of postpartum depression include:

  • Intense anger or irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of sleep
  • Appetite loss
  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Trouble connecting with the baby
  • Withdrawal from social situations
  • Loss of libido
  • Thoughts of self-harm or harming the baby

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and are unable to return to work after maternity leave because of it, you may be qualified for SSDI benefits.

Contact Us

Dealing with postpartum depression is never easy, but with the assistance of Social Security Disability benefits, you can continue to receive income while you recover. To speak with a compassionate and committed attorney, contact the Indianapolis SSDI lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, by calling 317-634-8565.