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  1. Postpartum Depression - Exams and Tests

    Postpartum depression is a medical condition that requires treatment, not a sign of weakness. It isn't always obvious to an observer, and there are no laboratory tests for depression. This is why it's important that you tell your health professional about

  2. Postpartum Depression - Medications

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

  3. Postpartum Depression - Health Tools

    This health tool can help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding post-partum depression.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Postpartum Depression - Treatment Overview

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

  7. Postpartum Depression - Cause

    Learn what causes postpartum depression.

  8. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression

    If you have the "baby blues" after childbirth, you're not alone-about half of women have temporary mild depression after having a baby. 1 However unsettling, a certain amount of insomnia, irritability, tears, overwhelmed feelings, and mood swings are normal. Baby blues usually peak around the fourth postpartum day and subside in less than 2 weeks, when hormonal changes have settled down. However,

  9. Alcohol and Depression

    WebMD investigates whether there is a link between alcohol and depression, and explains how you can avoid worsening either depression or a drinking problem.

  10. Tips for Summer Depression

    Summer depression is more common than you may think. School’s out. The kids are bored. It’s unbearably hot. Here are tips to help when you’re stressed and depressed in summer.

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