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What do I need to know about postpartum depression?

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Postpartum depression is much worse than the baby blues. Moms who have the baby blues usually are sad, anxious, and have trouble sleeping. But they get better within about 2 weeks after their baby is born.

With postpartum depression, symptoms can occur within the first 4 weeks and or later after your baby is born, and they’re serious. They might last up to a year.

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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