Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Kate Sorensen

About PPD:

PPD is a very common depression that occurs after childbirth. Over 3 million cases are reported very year.

Is it serious?

Usually, the depression resolves after a few months, but if untreated, symptoms may last much longer. Those who do develop postpartum depression have an increased risk of developing major depression later on in life.

Symptoms include:

Treatment

Treatment includes different options and lifestyles:

Counseling, antidepressants, hormone therapy, support groups, and relaxation techniques can all help PPD.

See an OBGYN doctor or psychiatrist for professional medical help.