What is postpartum depression?

What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is depression that starts 2 weeks-1 year after having a child. (Though untreated, symptoms can linger longer than 1 year.) About 15% of women experience postpartum depression. While certainly hormonal/chemical changes that occur during pregnancy and delivery can affect mental health; women who adopt and new fathers can also experience postpartum depression. 

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