What are the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression are clinically indistinguishable from major depression that occurs in women at other times. These symptoms interfere with the mother’s ability to function, with risk of self-harm or harm to the infant. [87]


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