CDC: Postpartum Depression Affects One in Five US Women

 
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Postpartum depression seems to be more common than thought among U.S. women, a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Friday showed.

Postpartum depression, also known as postnatal depression is a form of clinical depression, which can affect women after childbirth. Symptoms of postpartum depression can occur anytime in the first year postpartum and include, but are not limited to, the following: sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, guilt, sleep disturbances, inability to be comforted, exhaustion, emptiness, inability to enjoy things one previously enjoyed, social withdrawal, low energy and feeling inadequate in taking care of the baby.

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