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Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression: Introduction

Postpartum depression: The occurrence of depression in a woman that occurs after the birth of a child. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Postpartum depression, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Postpartum depression: Symptom Checker

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Postpartum depression Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Postpartum depression

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Postpartum depression: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Postpartum depression

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Misdiagnosis and Postpartum depression

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Postpartum depression: Related Rare Diseases

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Postpartum depression: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Postpartum depression

The term postpartum depression describes the range of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that many new mothers experience following the delivery of their babies. Symptoms of this condition can range from mild to severe. A new mother's depression may be a mild, brief bout of "baby blues"; or she may suffer from postpartum depression, a much more serious condition. In some cases, new mothers may have postpartum psychosis, a relatively rare but severe and incapacitating illness. (Source: excerpt from Postpartum Depression Fact Sheet: NWHIC)

Definitions of Postpartum depression:

Depression in women occurring usually shortly after the delivery of a child; degree of depression ranges from mild transient depression to neurotic or psychotic depressive disorders.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Depression in women occurring usually shortly after the delivery of a child; degree of depression ranges from mild transient depression to neurotic or psychotic depressive disorders.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Postpartum depression

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How Common are these Causes of Postpartum depression?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Postpartum depression. Of the 6 causes of Postpartum depression that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Postpartum depression:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Postpartum depression:

The following list of medical conditions have Postpartum depression or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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What are the alternative names for Postpartum depression:

Puerperal depression, Depression, postpartum
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Postpartum depression:

Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

Symptoms related to Postpartum depression:

Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Depression (629 causes), Childbirth (874 causes), Pregnancy (699 causes)

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