Postpartum Depression

Everything you need to know about postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, and the baby blues. Learn how to spot the symptoms and major warning signs, and treatment options to get the help you need to rebalance your mood.

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My Husband's Support Made All the Difference During My Postpartum Depression

My husband continued to love and nurture me (albeit in ways I didn't always like) when I suffered from an extreme case of postpartum depression. I realize now how important his support was.

5 of the Most Common Maternal Mental Health Disorders—And How To Ask For Help

During TheBlueDotProject's Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, it's time to focus on the mental health of mothers—especially during a life-changing pandemic. The most recognized maternal mental health disorder is postpartum depression, but there are other common mental health concerns to look out for.

The Hidden Financial Costs of Postpartum Depression

In a country saddled with mental health care and health insurance crises—as well as systemic racism—treatment for postpartum depression (PPD) can be prohibitively expensive.

Do Postpartum Depression Symptoms Look Different in a Pandemic?

When you become a parent in the midst of a global pandemic, everything is new. Here's how to distinguish between the stress of 2020 and a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) and get the help you need.

Postpartum Depression Can Last 3 Years After Giving Birth, Study Finds

A new study finds postpartum depression symptoms can linger three years after childbirth. Experts say PPD screenings for mothers after the first year may be necessary. 

Celebrity Moms Talk About Overcoming Postpartum Depression

The more we talk about postpartum depression, the less unnecessarily taboo it becomes. Here, 10 famous moms who've spoken out about their experiences in an effort to reassure other parents that they're not alone.
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What to Expect During Your Postpartum Depression Screening

Postpartum depression (PPD) can be serious and scary—but the idea of being tested for it shouldn't be. Experts explain how PPD tests using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale work and what to expect.

A Postpartum Depression Timeline: When It Starts and How Long It Can Last

From the last trimester of pregnancy to a year after giving birth, experts shed light on when postpartum depression symptoms can appear in new parents.

Can CBD Products Help Manage Postpartum Depression?

As curiosity around CBD reaches a fever pitch, those suffering from postpartum depression want to know if it might be a safe option for them. Here's what the experts say.