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  1. Postpartum Depression - Health Tools

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Postpartum Depression - Cause

    Learn what causes postpartum depression.

  8. Postpartum Depression - Medications

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

  9. Postpartum Depression - Other Treatment

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