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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression DEPRESSION JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association aving a baby can be a joyous occasion, but being a new mother can also be stressful and difficult. Taking time to adjust to the demands and changes that come with parenting is normal, but about 13% of pregnant women and new mothers feel Hdepressed and have related symptoms. When this occurs following childbirth, it is called postpartum depression. The October 20, 2010, issue of JAMA includes an article reporting that fish oil capsules taken during pregnancy did not result in lower levels of postpartum depression. This Patient Page is based on one previously published in the February 13, 2002, issue of JAMA. FOR MORE INFORMATION SYMPTOMS • The National Women’s Health Many women experience mild sadness, tearfulness, anxiety, irritability, or mood Information Center (US Department swings after having a baby (baby blues). These symptoms are normal and of Health and Human Services) usually decrease in a matter of days or weeks. Less common but much more www.womenshealth.gov/faq/ severe postpartum (after childbirth) problems include postpartum depression and depression-pregnancy.cfm postpartum psychosis. • American Psychiatric Association www.healthyminds.org/Main-Topic/ Symptoms of postpartum depression include Postpartum-Depression.aspx • Severe sadness or emptiness, emotional numbness, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Postpartum Depression

JAMA , Volume 304 (15) – Oct 20, 2010

Postpartum Depression

Abstract

DEPRESSION JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association aving a baby can be a joyous occasion, but being a new mother can also be stressful and difficult. Taking time to adjust to the demands and changes that come with parenting is normal, but about 13% of pregnant women and new mothers feel Hdepressed and have related symptoms. When this occurs following childbirth, it is called postpartum depression. The October 20, 2010, issue of JAMA includes an article reporting that...
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American Medical Association
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.304.15.1736
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20959588
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Abstract

DEPRESSION JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association aving a baby can be a joyous occasion, but being a new mother can also be stressful and difficult. Taking time to adjust to the demands and changes that come with parenting is normal, but about 13% of pregnant women and new mothers feel Hdepressed and have related symptoms. When this occurs following childbirth, it is called postpartum depression. The October 20, 2010, issue of JAMA includes an article reporting that fish oil capsules taken during pregnancy did not result in lower levels of postpartum depression. This Patient Page is based on one previously published in the February 13, 2002, issue of JAMA. FOR MORE INFORMATION SYMPTOMS • The National Women’s Health Many women experience mild sadness, tearfulness, anxiety, irritability, or mood Information Center (US Department swings after having a baby (baby blues). These symptoms are normal and of Health and Human Services) usually decrease in a matter of days or weeks. Less common but much more www.womenshealth.gov/faq/ severe postpartum (after childbirth) problems include postpartum depression and depression-pregnancy.cfm postpartum psychosis. • American Psychiatric Association www.healthyminds.org/Main-Topic/ Symptoms of postpartum depression include Postpartum-Depression.aspx • Severe sadness or emptiness, emotional numbness,

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 20, 2010

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