"Baby Blues" — or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect women shortly before or soon after childbirth, but commonly begins within a month after delivery. This under-recognized and under-treated disorder can affect any woman of childbearing age. The video provides patient testimony and information on the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and reinforces the importance of seeking help and treatment from a health professional. More information:

For immediate help or are in a crisis situation, call 911 or the toll-free, 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). A Lifeline Chat is also available at –

Background on postpartum depression –

To participate in NIMH postpartum depression research at the NIH Clinical Center –

Clinical Trials on Postpartum depression –

Treatment Resources in Your Area –


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