Postpartum depression (PPD) has been called “the thief that steals motherhood” and is defined as a temporary episode of major depression associated with childbirth. It is one of the most common childbirth-related conditions, affecting 13 to 19% of childbearing women.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The complications of postpartum depression for both the mother and the infant
  • Factors that contribute to postpartum depression
  • Which individuals are most at risk
  • Brief overview of postpartum anxiety, postpartum PTSD, and postpartum psychosis
  • Common signs and symptoms of postpartum depression
  • Important assessments for a new mother and those experiencing postpartum depression
  • Therapies for PPD including pharmacology and psychotherapy
  • Lifestyle modifications that can help manage the symptoms of postpartum depression
  • Important patient education

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