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    1. Understanding Postpartum Depression -- the Basics

      Learn about the basics of postpartum depression from the experts at WebMD.

    2. Understanding Postpartum Depression -- Symptoms

      Learn about the symptoms of postpartum depression and what to do if you or a loved one has postpartum depression.

    3. Understanding Postpartum Depression -- Prevention

      Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of developing postpartum depression from the experts at WebMD.

    4. Understanding Postpartum Depression -- Diagnosis and Treatment

      Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression from the experts at WebMD.

    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. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Postpartum Depression

      Drug details for Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for postpartum depression.

    7. Postpartum Depression - Symptoms

      WebMD describes the symptoms of PPD, or postpartum depression, inlcuding the "baby blues" and 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. Baby Blues - Topic Overview

      Many women get postpartum blues, also called the baby blues, during the first few days after childbirth. They may lose sleep, feel irritable, cry easily, and feel happy one minute and sad the next. Hormone changes are one cause of these emotional changes. Also, the demands of a new baby, coupled with visits from relatives or other family needs, add to a mother's stress. The baby blues usually peak around the fourth day and then ease up in less than 2 weeks. Symptoms Symptoms of the baby blues include:1Trouble sleeping.Mood swings.Tearfulness.Anxiety.Sadness. Hopelessness.Irritability.Poor concentration.In some women, sometime in the first 3 months after delivery, the baby blues become a more serious condition called postpartum depression. Postpartum depression affects up to 15 out of 100 women.1 If your moodiness or anxiety lasts for more than 2 weeks, or if you feel like life isn't worth living, you may have postpartum depression. For more information, see the topic Postpartum

    10. Postpartum Depression - Medications

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

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