Postpartum depression is similar to major depression with feelings of sadness, loss, and frustration. However, postpartum depression occurs within one month after the birth of a baby. It interferes with a woman’s abilities to care for herself or her baby. This pamphlet describes risk factors, screening, and treatment for postpartum depression.
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Postpartum depression: Not What You Expected When You Were Expecting..
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