Postpartum depression

Specialty of Obstetrics & gynaecology

Postpartum depression is a feeling of sadness, melancholy, unhappiness, or depression that a woman can undergo after giving birth and can last up to one year after childbirth. The most likely cause seems to be the hormonal changes that occur during and after pregnancy, and imbalances that can affect the mood of the mother. The symptoms usually disappear with time, but occasionally they become chronic and a specialist must be seen, who will assess the various treatment options, from therapy to specific medication.

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