What are the symptoms of postpartum blues and how are they treated?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Postpartum blues are typically mild and resolve spontaneously; no specific treatment is required, other than support and reassurance. For first episodes of depression in postpartum women, 6-12 months of treatment is recommended. For women with recurrent major depression following pregnancy, long-term maintenance treatment with an antidepressant is indicated. [201]


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