Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

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Retrieved from http:// www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/lit_review_postpartum_depression.pdf Stone, S. (2010, February 13). The good news is that most people with depression get better with treatment. Symptoms generally do not last for more than a few weeks. However, if you are breastfeeding, you should discuss the use of these drugs with your doctor first. Call your doctor immediately if you have thoughts about harming yourself or the baby, or if you feel that you can no longer cope with caring for your new baby.

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Post-Natal Depression: Psychology, Science and the

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Older women were more likely to consume or use traditional herbs (χ² = 9.468, 4, P = 0.050) and to restrict their water intake (χ² = 18.827, P < 0.001). According to the University of Michigan's Depression Center, twelve to fifteen percent of all new mothers develop true postpartum depression, while as many as eighty percent suffer from "baby blues." Women are also at risk if they have a lack of support at home, if they have a sick or colicky baby or if they have significant stress in their life.

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