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When does postpartum depression (PPD) happen?

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Postpartum depression (PPD) can happen a few days or even months after childbirth. And it can happen after the birth of any child, not just the first child.

From: Postpartum Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know."

MedlinePlus: "Medical Encyclopedia: Post-partum Depression."

National Institutes of Health: News in Health: "Understanding Post Partum Depression, Common but Treatable."

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

The Journal of the American Medical Association. “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 22, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know."

MedlinePlus: "Medical Encyclopedia: Post-partum Depression."

National Institutes of Health: News in Health: "Understanding Post Partum Depression, Common but Treatable."

American Psychiatric Association. , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

The Journal of the American Medical Association. “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 22, 2019

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