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Postpartum Depression Treatments

Treatment

Treatment for postpartum depression may include counseling, medication, or both.

Medications may include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety drugs
  • Anti-psychotic drugs (for severe cases)

Talk with your doctor about potential medication side effects, and how they might affect your child if you are breastfeeding.

Support groups for mothers with postpartum depression can help you see that others are struggling with and triumphing over postpartum depression.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2017 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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