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  1. 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.

  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 - Treatment Overview

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

  4. Postpartum Depression - Symptoms

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

  5. 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.

  6. Postpartum Depression - What Increases Your Risk

    Every woman is at risk for temporary "postpartum blues" during the first two weeks after childbirth, because of sudden hormone changes and the challenges of caring for a newborn.

  7. Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment

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

  8. Postpartum Depression - Health Tools

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

  9. Postpartum Depression - Cause

    Learn what causes postpartum depression.

  10. 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,

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