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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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.

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.

Telemedicine Could Be the Help Postpartum Parents Need

Postpartum mental health matters—and digital appointments are helping many new moms get the right care.

Longer Paid Family Leave Could Help Protect Moms Against PPD

Postpartum depression affects many women in the U.S., where there is a lack of paid family leave. Here's how better leave can help mothers.

More Postpartum Depression

Doctors Dismissed My Postpartum Depression Because They Assumed I Was Just Worried About My Preemie

I was suffering from postpartum depression, but my nonchalant doctor said it was expected because I was the mother of a premature baby. His attitude cost me in unnecessary suffering.

The 10 Most Common Postpartum Depression Symptoms, According to Moms

A candid, open, and honest look at the struggles new moms go through when they suffer from postpartum depression.

I Went to The Psych Unit for PPD and This is What It's Like

As a family nurse practitioner, Jenna Zalk Berendzen treated women suffering from postpartum depression. She never imagined the same disorder would land her in an inpatient psych unit.