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Postpartum Mood Disorder

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POSTPARTUM MOOD DISORDER

WHAT IS POSTPARTUM DISORDER?

Postpartum disorder describes the range of emotional, physical, and behavioral changes often experienced by new mothers. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. While some new mothers experience a mild, brief bout of "baby blues," others suffer from postpartum depression, a much more serious condition. In some cases, new mothers may have postpartum psychosis, which is rare but severe and incapacitating.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 to 20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. If you settled on an average of 15% of four million live births in the US annually, this would mean approximately 600,000 women get PPD each year in the United States alone.In fact, more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses in a year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, and epilepsy

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