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Postpartum depression occurs after the birth of a child. It is a serious condition both for the mother and for her family.
Postpartum depression is diagnosed by a doctor who reviews your history and symptoms.
Postpartum depression can be treated with a combination of:
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.
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