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September 12, 2023

Postpartum Rage Quiz

Kristie Plantinga
mother with curly brown hair holds her baby, she has a perplexed emotion on her face; postpartum rage quiz
September 12, 2023
5 min to read
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The journey into motherhood is a unique and profound experience, but it's not always picture-perfect.

For many new mothers, emotions can run the gamut, and one less-discussed emotional experience is postpartum rage. If you've been feeling overwhelmed by intense anger, frustration, or irritability after giving birth, you're not alone. Our "Postpartum Rage Quiz" is designed to help you understand and navigate these complex emotions. Take this quiz to gain insight into your feelings and determine whether you might be experiencing postpartum rage, a topic deserving of attention, understanding, and support.

Friendly reminder: this quiz isn’t intended to make assumptions or judgments about another person’s background, personality, or mental health. In other words, we can’t armchair diagnose you with anything. Our goal is to give you this tool to better understand your current situation and the opportunity to seek help if you want it.

Who is this quiz for?

This quiz is designed for new mothers who want to assess if they're exhibiting signs of postpartum rage.

How accurate is this quiz?

At Best Therapists, we believe that online mental health quizzes can be an excellent first step towards improving our mental health. Quizzes like this one can educate you and provide opportunities for self-reflection, but note that they are not a substitute for professional assessments and diagnoses.

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Frequently asked questions

What is postpartum rage?

Postpartum rage is intense and overwhelming anger or irritability experienced by some women after giving birth. It can manifest as sudden outbursts of anger, frustration, or irritability that are disproportionate to the situation and can be distressing for both the mother and those around her.

What are common signs of postpartum rage?

Common signs of postpartum rage include sudden and intense anger or irritability, frequent and disproportionate outbursts of frustration or rage, difficulty controlling one's temper, and feelings of guilt or shame afterward. These feelings often interfere with daily functioning and can create strains in relationships, making it important to seek support and treatment.

What can cause postpartum rage?

Postpartum rage can be caused by hormonal changes, sleep deprivation, the physical and emotional stress of childbirth, and the adjustment to new motherhood, all of which can contribute to heightened emotions and irritability.

Is there something wrong with me if I'm experiencing postpartum rage?

No! There is nothing wrong with you. Postpartum rage, anxiety, and depression are very common. Feeling shame about your situation will only isolate you, and getting support during this difficult time is the best way for you to work through it.

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Written by
Kristie Plantinga

Kristie Plantinga is the founder of Best Therapists. Along with being on the client-side of therapy, Kristie has had the honor of working directly with therapists in her marketing agency for therapists, TherapieSEO. While working alongside therapists, she learned about the inequities in our mental health system that therapists face on a daily basis, and she wanted to do something about it. That’s why Best Therapists is a platform designed to benefit not only therapy-seekers, but therapy providers. Kristie has a Masters degree in Written Communication and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Music.

Reviewed by
Katelyn McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, VT #097.0134200

Katelyn is a therapist-turned-writer with a passion for mental health. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of England and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Katelyn has professional experience in aging care, addiction treatment, integrated health care, and private practice settings. She also has lived experience being on the client side of therapy. Currently, Katelyn is a content writer who’s passionate about spreading mental health awareness and helping other therapists and therapy-seekers Do The Work.

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