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Eighty percent of women experience some level of the baby blues after giving birth, and symptoms usually clear up on their own. One in eight-to-ten women experiences postpartum depression. When symptoms don't go away in a few weeks, women should seek help through health care providers and licensed counselors. Treatment may include talk therapy, medication, support groups, or a combination of these.
Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to child brain development risks

Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to child brain development risks

Study advances search for a blood test to identify disease-associated changes in the brain

Study advances search for a blood test to identify disease-associated changes in the brain

Women and minorities bear the brunt of medical misdiagnosis

Women and minorities bear the brunt of medical misdiagnosis

Women with perinatal depression have an elevated mortality risk

Women with perinatal depression have an elevated mortality risk

New doula benefit ‘life-changing’ for California mom

New doula benefit ‘life-changing’ for California mom

Novel antidepressant zuranolone effective in alleviating depression and anxiety symptoms

Novel antidepressant zuranolone effective in alleviating depression and anxiety symptoms

What is the course and stability of maternal depressive symptoms throughout the perinatal period?

What is the course and stability of maternal depressive symptoms throughout the perinatal period?

Study sheds light on genetic architecture of postpartum depression

Study sheds light on genetic architecture of postpartum depression

Emotional training for mothers may lead to better bonding with babies

Emotional training for mothers may lead to better bonding with babies

Dads should be screened for postpartum depression, study suggests

Dads should be screened for postpartum depression, study suggests

Transforming postpartum depression treatment with neurosteroids

Transforming postpartum depression treatment with neurosteroids

Peer-delivered psychotherapy effective for postpartum depression

Peer-delivered psychotherapy effective for postpartum depression

An array of early psychological therapies in response to traumatic childbirth may buffer PTSD development

An array of early psychological therapies in response to traumatic childbirth may buffer PTSD development

A year with 988: What worked? What challenges lie ahead?

A year with 988: What worked? What challenges lie ahead?

Touching lives: understanding factors for successful touch interventions

Touching lives: understanding factors for successful touch interventions

Herbal extracts for mental health: Are they safe for pregnant women?

Herbal extracts for mental health: Are they safe for pregnant women?

Middle-brain region linked to emotion control likely prompts females to kill their young

Middle-brain region linked to emotion control likely prompts females to kill their young

The first thousand days of development

The first thousand days of development

Use of hormonal birth control linked to greater risk of postpartum depression in women

Use of hormonal birth control linked to greater risk of postpartum depression in women

An AI chatbot may be your next therapist. Will it actually help your mental health?

An AI chatbot may be your next therapist. Will it actually help your mental health?