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  1. Antidepressants to Treat Depression

    There is a wide variety of drugs used to treat depression. Learn more about them, including how they work and side effects.

  2. Postpartum Depression - Prevention

    Although you can't prevent the postpartum hormone changes that cause postpartum blues, you can take steps to prevent ongoing postpartum depression.

  3. Postpartum Depression - Topic Overview

    WebMD explains what PPD (postpartum depression) is and what causes it. Learn the signs to look for and what increases your risk.

  4. Postpartum Depression - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services if you think you cannot keep from harming yourself, your baby, or another person. Never hesitate to get help for postpartum depression.

  5. Postpartum Depression - Treatment Overview

    The sooner treatment starts for postpartum depression, the better. Learn about postpartum depression treatment.

  6. Postpartum Depression - Symptoms

    WebMD describes the symptoms of PPD, or postpartum depression, inlcuding the "baby blues" and postpartum psychosis.

  7. Postpartum Depression - What Happens

    This article describes the difference between the "baby blues" and postpartum depression. It also provides a brief description of postpartum psychosis.

  8. Postpartum Depression - Home Treatment

    Postpartum depression is a medical condition, not a sign of weakness. Be honest with yourself and those who care about you. Tell them about your struggle. You, your health professional, and your friends and family can team up to treat your symptoms.

  9. Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment

    Read about counseling (including cognitive-behavioral therapy and intrapersonal counseling) and alternative therapies for postpartum depression.

  10. Postpartum Depression - Medications

    Antidepressants are commonly used to treat postpartum depression (PPD), usually in combination with counseling and support.

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