After giving birth, new mothers may experience the “baby blues,” which the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders notes can affect up to 70 percent of women 10 days after giving birth. But when those symptoms persist and start interfering in the woman's life, it is considered postpartum depression. Women have a higher risk of developing postpartum depression if they have a stressful relationship, severe premenstrual syndrome, little support or have had depression before.
Explore our collection of articles on postpartum depression. Learn about the symptoms that new mothers may experience, causes, and how it is treated.
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