Postpartum Depression - Medications
Antidepressants are commonly used to treat postpartum depression (PPD), usually in combination with counseling and support.
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.
Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment
Read about counseling (including cognitive-behavioral therapy and intrapersonal counseling) and alternative therapies for postpartum depression.
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.
Postpartum Depression - Health Tools
This health tool can help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding post-partum depression.
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,
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.
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.
Hypothyroidism and Depression
Although hypothyroidism and depression are distinct diseases, they are interconnected in many people’s lives. Find out how.
Here’s information about teens and depression -- the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment -- that parents can use to help prevent serious problems.