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What is postpartum depression?

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that affects women who have recently given birth. It is thought that this type of depression arises because of changes in the levels of certain hormones in a woman's body after giving birth, which can affect mood.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 27 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bipolar disorder

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