PostPartum Depression Among New Mothers

Studies are discovering that postpartum depression is more widespread than originally thought.

First, scientific experts are claiming that depression can begin during pregnancy and/or develop within the first year after the baby is born.  Secondly, findings suggest that as many as 1 in 8 new mothers experience some form of depression, such as, depression, anxiety, bipolar-disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or a combination of these problems.

For more information, read the following New York Times article, “Thinking of Ways to Harm Her,” by Pam Belluck.

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