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What are baby blues and how is it related to postpartum depression?

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It’s not unusual to feel a little sad after your baby is born. These “baby blues” usually last a few weeks.

But if you don’t start feeling like yourself again, or you get worse, you may have postpartum depression. It’s a severe form of depression related to pregnancy and childbirth.

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatric Association:  , 4th ed. 2000.  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Stewart, D.   2004   Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,.

The Journal of the American Medical Association . “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Jan. 26, 2016.

Wisner, K. , 2002. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Psychiatric Association:  , 4th ed. 2000.  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Stewart, D.   2004   Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,.

The Journal of the American Medical Association . “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Jan. 26, 2016.

Wisner, K. , 2002. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

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