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  1. First-Time Mom: Higher Depression Risk

    Dec. 5, 2006 -- First-time mothers have a higher risk for postpartum depression than other new moms, and their risk is greatest during their first three months of parenthood, a Danish study shows. Compared with women who had given birth 11 to 12 months earlier, first-time mothers were found to have

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  2. Dads Get Postpartum Depression, Too

    Aug. 7, 2006 -- After years studying postpartum depression depression in new moms, a recent study suggests that new dads can get depressed too. About 14% of mothers and 10% of fathers suffer from moderate or severe postpartum depression, according to the study in the August issue of the journal Pedi

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  3. Out of the Blue

    Brooke Shields seemingly has it all -- happy marriage, celebrated beauty, critical applause, world fame. Yet, after her child was born, she fought the "mother lode" of emotional battles: a crippling bout with postpartum depression. After giving birth two years ago, actress/model/icon Brooke Shields

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  4. When a New Baby Isn't a Bundle of Joy

    Aug. 23, 2001 -- You've just had a new baby, and you're overwhelmed with joy, right? Not necessarily. For about 10% of women in the U.S., giving birth is followed by months of depression. New research suggests that women suffering from this condition, called postpartum depression, may have trouble b

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  5. Postpartum Depression

    Jan. 1, 2001 -- When David Resnick's wife, Susan, experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of their second child, the couple's world fell apart. "I went into survival mode," David Resnick says. "I had a wife who was clearly ill, a 4-month-old baby, and a 3-year-old daughter." To make

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  6. Beating a Bad Case of the 'Baby Blues'

    Nov. 14, 2000 -- Talk therapy can help bad cases of the "new-baby blues." The finding, published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, suggests that breastfeeding mothers with clinical depression may not have to risk the possible side effects of antidepressant drugs on their i

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