What is Postpartum Depression?
Postpartum depression occurs after the birth of a child. It is a serious condition both for the mother and for her family.
How is Postpartum Depression Diagnosed?
Postpartum depression is diagnosed by a doctor who reviews your history and symptoms.
Postpartum depression can be treated with a combination of:
- Behavior change that is aligned with the challenges of motherhood
Our doctors care for mothers who are expecting babies, babies after they are born, and mothers after they have given birth. We routinely watch for postpartum depression and often have the advantage of knowing the mother prior to the birth of her child.
If you have recently had a child and are feeling down and overwhelmed, contact one of our family medicine locations to make an appointment.
Postpartum Depression: Additional Resources
From UPMC patient education materials:
From our Health Library: