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Have you just given birth and feel depressed? Do you feel like you have no interest in your new baby? Do you feel that your responsibilities as a new mother are overwhelming?
If you are experiencing these types of feelings, you are not alone. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that up to 15 percent of women suffer from moderate to severe depression after giving birth. Termed “postpartum depression,” this form of depression can happen shortly after giving birth and can last a year or more.
If you feel that you are suffering from postpartum depression, it’s important to know that treatment is available. You should not be afraid to talk to your partner as well as your gynecologist about ways to get through this tough time.
Treatment for postpartum depression may consist of one or more of the following:
Source: National Institute of Mental Health
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