Your partner or spouse is struggling.
That means you’re struggling too—it’s hard to watch someone you love go through something as painful and exhausting as post-adoption depression. You may feel helpless or even hopeless, but there are many ways that you can support a depressed partner or spouse.
What is PAD?
Symptoms of Post-Adoption Depression mirror those of postpartum depression and other forms of clinical depression:
- changes in sleeping pattern and appetite
- feelings of hopelessness
- fatigue or exhaustion
- problems with concentration
- suicidal thoughts
Is it PAD? Quiz
Think your partner may have post-adoption depression? It’s probably not news to you that PAD can negatively impact your adopted child and other family members.
Our quiz may give you the confirmation you need to encourage your partner get help and begin the recovery process.