The cause of postpartum depression is unclear. The cause may be related to sudden hormonal changes during and after delivery. Untreated thyroid conditions may also be associated with postpartum depression.
These factors increase your chance of developing postpartum depression. Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors:
- Previous episode of
or postpartum depression
- Family member with depression
History of severe
- Lack of support system and/or strained relationship with partner
Central Nervous System
Hormonal changes in the brain may contribute to postpartum depression.
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