It occurs between three and ten days after giving birth and is characterized by sleeplessness, impaired concentration, and feelings of isolation1. This condition is also attributed to hormone changes following childbirth. Where PND is more persistent and more debilitating to the mother, baby blues often disappears on its own and has less impact on the mother2.
Diazepam is a logical and beneficial choice in both cases because antidepressant drugs need 2-6 weeks before their effect builds up. Therefore, administering a long-term antianxiety or hypnotic drug would be a logical choice for PND and baby blues. A once daily dosage of the drug would also benefit the