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  1. Postpartum Depression - Symptoms

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

  2. 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

  3. Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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,

  6. 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.

  7. Hypothyroidism and Depression

    Although hypothyroidism and depression are distinct diseases, they are interconnected in many people’s lives. Find out how.

  8. Depression Medications (Antidepressants)

    A list of depression medications (antidepressants).

  9. Holiday Depression and Stress

    For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with sadness, self-reflection, loneliness, and anxiety.

  10. Cyclic Antidepressants

    Tricyclics are a less popular choice than the new generation of antidepressants, but they're still an important weapon in the antidepressant arsenal for a subset of people who don't respond to anything else.

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