Personal or family history of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety or panic disorder, bipolar disorder or any other emotional illness including pregnancy can increase chances of PMAD.

  • History of severe Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Unplanned or unwanted pregnancy
  • Thyroid disease or other chronic illness
  • Lack of support from family or friends
  • High level of physical or emotional stress
  • History of sexual, physical, verbal or emotional abuse
  • Pregnancy complications and/or a traumatic delivery
  • History of infertility
  • Chronic sleep deprivation
  • Abrupt weaning from breast-feeding
  • History of miscarriages or other pregnancy losses